TEHRAN: Anti-government protests are underway in Iran while police has arrested about 100 leaders of the protests against a hike in petrol prices.
Protests are being staged in different cities of Iran against the hike in price of petrol. 100 leaders of the protest were arrested in a crackdown, according to Iran judiciary.
Supreme leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s delegate and elocutionist of Tehran Mosque, Ahmad Khatamisaid said, “Peaceful protest is everyone’s right”.
Iranian security forces appear to be using excessive force against protests that emerged after an abrupt government increase in fuel prices across the country, Human Rights Watch (An international non-governmental organization) said.