Iran's deadly protests

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When Iran’s government announced it was raising the price of fuel by up to three times, thousands of Iranians took to the streets to protest. Michael Safi reports on what happened next. And: Jim Waterson on how social media has changed the way we consume news

When the Iranian government announced it was raising the price of fuel by up to three times, it triggered what may have been the largest-scale unrest in the 40-year history of the Islamic Republic. Iranian officials this week estimated 200,000 people were involved in protests and riots that led to 7,000 arrests and, by some estimates, the regime’s deadliest-ever response to demonstrations.

The Guardian international correspondent Michael Safi talks to Rachel Humphreys about his reporting on Shiraz, a city in south-central Iran which is thought to have had one of the largest protest outbreaks in the country and one of the highest known death tolls.

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