The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Spokesman said that the heads of rebels who created disturbances in Tehran, Alborz and Shiraz have been captured.

Iran Press/Iran news: "The Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) as well as US-based monarchist opposition, backed by foreigners, step forward in order to hijack the protests and to stage violent actions and sabotage," Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif said.

IRGC Spokesman added that the rebels have been arrested in Tehran, Alborz and Shiraz, Iran Press reported.

"Protest rallies were held in 100 locations nationwide but most of them cooled down in less than 24 hours," Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif noted.

Protests erupted in a number of Iranian cities in recent days after a decision by authorities to ration gasoline and substantially increase the fuel price.

The demonstrations turned violent in some cities, with reports of clashes between security forces and certain elements, who vandalized public property and, on several occasions, opened fire on the crowd.

There have been reports of fatalities among both security forces and civilians amid the unrest that followed the protests.

When the riots broke out, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was quick to take to Twitter to support the violent acts of rioters, whom he described as “the people of Iran.


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