Iran Protests Turn Deadly: Photos, Video Show Demonstrators Risking Lives to Oppose Extremist Regime

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by Simon Kent, Breitbart:

Protesters have been increasingly met with state-sponsored violence in Iran as they take to the streets to voice their opposition to the country’s hard-line Islamic government and its supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The bloody demonstrations, the largest to strike Iran since its disputed 2009 presidential election, have seen six days of unrest across the country. The number of people killed has now risen to at least 21 after more violence against the extremist government on Monday night.

In response, the head of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court has warned that arrested protesters could potentially face death penalty cases when they come to trial, AP reports.

Iranian state television aired footage of a ransacked private bank, broken windows, overturned cars and a firetruck on Tuesday that appeared to have been set ablaze.

“Some armed protesters tried to take over some police stations and military bases but faced serious resistance from security forces,” state TV said. A sample of some of the images now being released of the protesters appears below:

 In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside of Iran, people are affected by tear gas fired by anti-riot Iranian police to disperse demonstrators. (AP Photo)
In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside of Iran, people are affected by tear gas fired by anti-riot Iranian police to disperse demonstrators. (AP Photo)

 Protesters recover as a wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy swept into Tehran , with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic Republic’s clerical establishment. (AP Photo)
Protesters recover as a wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy swept into Tehran , with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic Republic’s clerical establishment. (AP Photo)

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