Iran Kills Protesters – level 2

11-12-2019 15:00

The Iranian government increased gas prices by 300 percent which lead to many protests in the country. Reports say that Iran murdered more than 1,000 people since November.

The Iranian government stopped the Internet and blocked most foreign news agencies that reported about the violence during the protests.

The US supports the Iranian people and wants to help them. A US official asked people on Twitter to send videos and photos that show Iran´s violence.

US officials say that Iran hurt thousands of protesters and put at least 7,000 people in prison. They ask Iran to free all protesters and political prisoners.

Difficult words: increase (to make something higher), violence (an action during which somebody hurts or kills somebody else), support (to help).

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