>> Iran says anyone protesting over economic hardships and alleged corruption should pay a high price if they break the law. It also blames foreign agents and apostate groups for the death of two demonstrators killed in the city of Dorud on Saturday. Anti-government protests broke out across the country on Thursday, a rare show of political activism in the country.
This video obtained by Reuters shows a wounded man being carried through the streets. An eye witness says he'd been shot in the abdomen, but Iran denies shooting at protesters. The local governor taking to state TV to say government enemies had been observed. The demonstrations emerged against a backdrop of rising food and gas prices, unemployment and corruption.
US President Donald Trump on Saturday continued to tweet in reaction to the protests. Using language largely taken from his speech to the UN General Assembly in September, Trump said oppressive regimes cannot endure forever. These are the most serious demonstrations the country has seen in nearly a decade. In 2009, mass protests followed the disputed re-election of then president Mohammad Ahmadinejad.
Saturday's protest coincide with state sponsored rallies to mark the final suppression of the 2009 unrest by Iranian security forces.