Protesters Clash With Police in North Iran over Handling of Coronavirus Outbreak

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Protesters Clash With Police in North Iran over Handling of Coronavirus Outbreak

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23 Feb 2020

Clashes erupted between Iranian security forces and protesters in the northern city of Talesh over the government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, videos being shared by activists on social media showed.

Protesters gathered in front of the Noorani Hospital of Talesh country in Gilan Province, northern Iran.

Activists said protesters were angry at the regime’s handling of coronavirus outbreak which claimed two more deaths on Saturday, bringing the total death toll in Iran to six as of Saturday.

Authorities in Iran announced the detection of at least 10 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in Iran to 29.

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