Ten killed in Iranian protests: report

Ten killed in Iranian protests: report
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At least ten people were reportedly killed during protests in Iran on Sunday, the same day the government warned of a crackdown against demonstrators. 

“In the events of last night, unfortunately, a total of about 10 people were killed in several cities,” Iranian state media said on Monday, according to Reuters.

Protesters have taken to the streets in recent days throughout the country to protest economic hardships and alleged government corruption. 


Some protesters in the country's capital reportedly chanted "death to Rouhani," referring to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, and "death to the dictator," referring apparently to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The Iranian government on Sunday threatened to hold protesters accountable, warning that those who “violate law and order and create unrest are responsible for their actions and should pay the price.” 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE has sent out several tweets in support of the Iranian protests since they began. On Monday, he said Iran is "failing on every level," adding that it is “time for change."

Lawmakers and high-profile political figures have largely praised Trump for his vocal support of the protesters.