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Iran protests grow, death toll mounts

2 January 2018

Iranian State TV showed buildings ablaze yesterday as protests in Iran stretched into their fifth day. More than a dozen people have reportedly been killed in the anti-government demonstrations. Iranian officials said a protester shot and killed a policeman during yesterday's protests. The first reported fatality was among security forces struggling to contain the unrest. The president of Iran tried to downplay the violent demonstrations over economic hardships and alleged corruption.