Following people’s protest in Behbahan city, Khuzestan, Iran, NetBlocks reported that there was an internet shutdown in the area. Some ISPs were restricting people’s connection to the internet during the anti-government protest.

A number of people in Behbahan rallied in protest of the country’s poor economic situation and the issuance of a death sentence in response to last year’s popular protests. This peaceful gathering of the people has taken on a security atmosphere with the presence of the security forces.

Some local Telegram (messenger) channels are reporting that some people are arrested by riot police. Reuters quoted eyewitnesses as saying that security forces fired tear gas.