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Iran protest death toll at 304

At least 304 people have been killed in the recent protests in Iran, Amnesty International reported on Monday, accusing security forces of "massacring" unarmed demonstrators.
Video footage obtained showed Iranian security forces opening fire on protesters "who did not pose any imminent risk", according to a report by the London-based rights group. It called the actions of the Iranian government a "vicious crackdown".
UN urges Iran restraint as reports say 'rioters' kill 3 soldiers "Almost immediately after the Iranian authorities massacred hundreds of those participating in nationwide protests, they went on to orchestrate a wide-scale clampdown designed to instil fear and prevent anyone from speaking out about what happened," said Luther.
Nationwide protests erupted on November 15 after a surprise announcement about an increase in the price of fuel by about 50 percent. Angry demonstrators torched petrol stations and government offices in response.
Iran said the money was needed for the country's most impoverished citizens to offset crippling US sanctions reimposed last year after Washington pulled out of the historic nuclear deal with world powers.