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May 19

“Beware of the day we get arms”: Iranian protesters chant as government shuts off internet and cell service

Deadly protests in the southern Iranian city of Kazerun have followed the government’s killing of two protesters and the arrests of many others.

“After anti-riot forces were dispatched to the city from Shiraz, the people charged at them and hand-to-hand clashes ensued,”
Iranian protesters, angry at government corruption, have gathered outside an Iranian police station. The protesters reportedly vow not to leave until those falsely arrested are released.

“Beware of the day we get arms,” they reportedly chanted. See here.

The Iranian government–which controls the internet and cell service–has shut off both in an effort to quell the uprising.