31 Dec '17, 3am

#Iran blocks internet on third night of protests

TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran’s interior minister warned on Sunday (Dec 31) that “violence, fear and terror” will be confronted after a third night of protests against the regime. “Those who damage public property, disrupt the order and break the law must be responsible for their behaviour and pay the price,” Abdolrahman Rahmani Fazli said on state television. Demonstrators attacked a town hall in the Iranian capital on Saturday (Dec 30) as protests spilled into a third night despite government warnings against any further "illegal gatherings" and moves to cut off the internet on mobiles. Unverified videos on social media appeared to show thousands marching through the western cities of Khorramabad, Zanjan and Ahvaz, while reports spread rapidly that several people had been shot dead by police in the town of Dorud. A swirl of wild rumours, combined with travel restrictions and a nea...

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