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Slaughter in Iran: NYTimes Reports 100+  Protesters Shot-to-Death in Port City
Posters of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) and the spiritual leader of the Shiite community Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, during a procession from the holy Iraqi city of Najaf to the central shrine city of Karbala on October 12, 2019. (Photo by HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP via Getty Images)

Slaughter in Iran: NYTimes Reports 100+ Protesters Shot-to-Death in Port City

The New York Times is reporting the slaughter of more than 100 protesters in the Iranian city of Mahshahr on November 18 by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. The victims had been hiding in a marsh from the Guard after demonstrating against the high energy prices imposed by the Rouhani government in the port city. According to the Times, the guard opened up on the weapon-less protesters with machine guns. Faced with a crumbling economy brought on in large part by the American economic sanctions, the Iranian government sought to come up with additional revenue through vastly increased energy prices — 200% on gasoline. The drastic nature of the fees drove demonstrators into the streets where violent clashes with the Revolutionary Guard have been frequent.

 

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