Mindanao Times

Iran condemned for ‘lethal force’ against protesters

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THE WHITE House on Sunday condemned protesthit Iran for using “lethal force” against demonstrat­ors during unrest that left two dead -- a civilian and a policeman -- and saw authoritie­s arrest dozens and restrict internet access.

“The United States supports the Iranian people in their peaceful protests against the regime that is supposed to lead them,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

“We condemn the lethal force and severe communicat­ions restrictio­ns used against demonstrat­ors.”

The unrest erupted on Friday, hours after it was announced that the price of gas would rise to 15,000 rials per liter (12 US cents) from 10,000 for the first 60 liters, and to 30,000 rials for any extra fuel bought after that each month.

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