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As Iran's crackdown on protests enters violent new phase, casualties surge

Lethal force was used against mourners at funerals, women were tear-gassed at a crowded subway station, and more than two months of unrest in Iran appeared far from fizzling out.
Rally in Germany for Iran protests

Nearly 30 people were killed in less than 48 hours as Iranian cities witnessed a flare-up of anti-government protests, which have rocked the nation since mid-September when 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in the custody of religious police.

Thursday’s violence was markedly widespread in the western Kurdish city of Boukan. According to footage and reporting by activists and media outlets, protesters who had gathered for the funeral of a 37-year-old identified as Mohammad Hassanzadeh came under attack by security forces.

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