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Iran admits at least 200 protesters killed in November crackdown

Iran's interior minister has acknowledged that "sad things happened" during the unrest last year.
People protest against increased gas price, on a highway in Tehran, Iran November 16, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY - RC2CCD9U9AIN

Iran's interior minister has acknowledged as many as 225 people were killed in the November protests over the government’s abrupt hike in fuel prices, state news outlets reported Sunday.

In the deadliest unrest since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, widespread anti-government demonstrations erupted in multiple cities last year over the Iranian government’s sudden decision to significantly raise prices and introduce a ration system for gasoline. 

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