Tasnim – Rioters were filmed shooting at people and security forces in Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan following peaceful protests over price hikes in the past few days.
A video footage was released by Iranian State TV showing at least four rioters targeting peaceful protesters, passersby and police forces who were providing security for people in central part of the city of Andimeshk in Khuzestan Province.
Meanwhile, in another footage that has been circulated online, people are seen offering flowers to security forces while peacefully protesting recent fuel price hikes.
Following a hike in the price of gasoline on Thursday midnight, a number of Iranian cities saw sporadic protests that turned violent in some cases.
In a statement on Monday, the IRGC praised the vigilant and insightful people of Iran who have separated their ways from the rioters and anarchists that have taken advantage of the protests in recent days.
A number of banks and government buildings have been set ablaze.
In an address on Sunday morning, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei warned that the sporadic protests and acts of vandalism in Iran would create insecurity.
Ayatollah Khamenei also called on the Iranian authorities to be careful that the rise in the price of fuel would not lead to an increase in the price of other commodities.
The Leader also called on the people to separate themselves from a group of thugs who are encouraged by the foreign-based anti-Iranian front to foment insecurity.