July 01 2018 04:35 p
Protests escalated Saturday night in the eastern city of Mahmara, on the eastern bank of Shatt al-Arab in the southwestern province of Khuzestan.
According to Iranian reports belonging to the Iranian opposition, four protesters were killed by the occupation forces of the Persian occupation.
The site quoted field sources as saying that "the militias of the mullahs opened fire on peaceful demonstrators who are demanding the government and the regime to solve their problems, including the lack of drinking water in the areas of Khuzestan province, especially the city of Mahmara."
The site did not reveal the identity of the dead, because of the crackdown launched by the Iranian authorities against demonstrators demanding their legitimate rights.
In a related context, news channels supported the protests against the authorities launched a large-scale arrest in the city of Muhammarah, adding that "some young demonstrators have closed the access roads to areas of the city of Mahmara to prevent the entry of security forces."
A video showed a group of youths burning tires to prevent security forces from entering late on Saturday.
Various cities in Iran have been protesting against the regime and the government since last Sunday because of deteriorating economic and living conditions against the background of the collapse of the local currency.
The demonstrators held banners calling for the overthrow of the terrorist mullahs and the clergy who have ruled the country since 1979.