Iran’s security forces shot and killed ‘rioters’ in gas price protests, state TV reports

Iranian security forces gunned down “rioters” in multiple cities during recent protests over an increase in government-set gasoline prices, the country’s state television admitted Tuesday, as unease continues to grip the Islamic Republic.

The report – which the Associated Press said is the first time authorities have offered any sort of accounting for the violence used to quell the demonstrations — comes a day after Amnesty International estimated that at least 208 people have been killed since they began in mid-November.