A violent protest in Iran’s southwestern city of Kazerron has left at least one person dead and six others injured.

Reports said protesters set fire to a police station in the city that lies some 900 kilometers south of Tehran.

Kazerron has been the scene of protests against a local government decision to divide some districts of the city and merge them into a new town.

Authorities had promised the separation would not take place following previous protests.

Dozes of Iranian cities had witnessed violent and deadly protests between December 28 and January 1 over the rise of living costs.

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