Iranian state TV reports at least 12 killed in anti-government protests

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At least 12 people have been killed in anti-government protests in Iran and hundreds of others arrested as demonstrators stormed police stations and military bases "but faced serious resistance from security forces," Iranian state TV reports.

The protests, which are the biggest in the country since 2009, began Thursday, with protesters chanting "death to the dictator" and "death to Khamenei," the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, even despite the government's threat of "iron fist" of punishment. Trump weighed in on Monday, tweeting:

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On Sunday, Tehran placed what it says is a "temporary" restriction on access to social media including Instagram and an encrypted messaging app call Telegram. Demonstrators have used both to chronicle and coordinate their efforts this week.

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