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Iran's Bank Melli branch burnt amid angry protests

Iranian protests against fuel price hikes escalated for the second day, on Saturday. A brach of Bank Melli of Iran was burnt.

This coincided with demands to oust the supreme leader and stop Tehran's interference in the affairs of Arab states, Sky News reported.

In Behbahan, southwestern Iran, protesters set fire to the bank branch, while demonstrators in the central city of Karaj demanded the Khamenei's regime step down.

Demonstrators in several Iranian cities chanted slogans rejecting the interference of their country in the affairs of Arab countries, and demanded to improve their living conditions, according to sources in the Iranian opposition.

The sources said on Saturday that the Iranian authorities cut off Internet access to the regions of Ahvaz southwest of Iran, amid protests against the Iranian regime.