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Iranians begin 2018 with persistent protests despite hundreds arrested




The Iranian government said on Sunday it has arrested more than 370 demonstrators over the last four days of the protests, while Iranian activists have claimed that the number is much higher.
Deputy governor of Tehran province, Ali Asghar Naserbakht, said that local police arrested around 200 individuals in protest-filled streets during late hours of Sunday night. Forty of those arrested were leading the protests, he added.
Mayor of Markazi province, Ali Aghazadeh Dafsari, said that local police arrested more than 100 protestors participating in what he  called an “unlicensed” demonstration.
Kashan city’s prosecutor said that more than 60 demonstrators were arrested on Saturday for protesting against the country’s political and economic conditions.

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