Protests reignited in several Iranian cities Monday evening, as oil workers went on strike in the south and activists called for nationwide rallies on Wednesday.

The day started with a few protest gathering in universities, as news emerged that hundreds of oil workers in Asalouyeh, on the Persian Gulf coast went on a strike and blocked roads near processing plants. Reports later on Monday indicated that a few plants were shut down by managers, but workers' groups vowed to continue protests in the surrounding area.

In the evening Tehran time social media accounts began reporting protests in the capital, several cities in western Iran and in the south. Below we provide news and videos about these demonstrations.

But what constitutes perhaps a more important developments was a statement by a group of activists known as ‘Tehran Youth’ for nationwide protests on Wednesday. This was the group that had called for the large protests on Saturday, October 8, that brought out crowds in various parts of Tehran and several other cities, showing the power of the “revolutionaries”, as many nowadays call themselves.

Tehran Youth issued a statement calling for Wednesday’s protest in response to security forces opening fire with military weapons against protesters in the Kurdish city of Sanandaj Sunday night, killing several people, although a reliable number does not exist. Some sources say four people were shot dead.

The Kurdish human rights group Hengaw reported Monday that security forces committed many "crimes against the people of Sanandaj," but due to a total internet blackout, no images are available yet. The group said that they have received many voice messages about these incidents.

Our live coverage ended at 01:00 Tehran time on Tuesday.

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Amnesty International in this Persian tweet warns about the situation in Sanandaj, saying security forces have been using guns against protesters and firing tear gas into people's homes.

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Protests took place Monday night in Nezam Abad district of Tehran. One tweet around 23:30 local time said that people used incendiary devices against security forces but the government has slowed down Internet connection and it is hard to send images.

Another tweet from Tehran said that gunfire was being heard from Nezam Abad, around the same time. Two explosion were also heard in the area, presumed to be some kind of homemade device thrown at Basij forces.

One video showed a government agent who fell into the hands of the protesters.

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A group of protesters marching in the Ekbatan district of Tehran, chanting "Death to the dictator".

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Protesters in Marvdasht in southern Fars Province are trying to set fire to a banner bearing the image of IRGC general Qasem Soleimani who was killed by a targeted American air strike in Iraq in January 2020.

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Protesters have lit fires and blocked roads in the western city of Kermanshah. The tweet says they have control of the streets.

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People chanting "Death to the dictator" from their windows and balconies in a district of Tehran.

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Protests in the western Kurdish city of Sanandaj on Monday after security forces fired military weapons at protesters the day before and killed several people. These protests continued Monday evening.

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Another video showing security forces again firing at protesters in Sanandaj Monday evening.

Another video from Sanandaj in which gun shots are heard.

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Protesters shout "Death to the dictator in Saqqez, a pre-dominantly Kurdish city and the hometown of Mahsa Amini, the young woman who died in the custody of hijab police and her death triggered the current protests.

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Drivers honking in the northwestern city of Tabriz and blocking and blocking streets, a protest tactic.

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Drivers and pedestrians protesting in the southern city of Shiraz Monday evening, chanting "Death to the dictator."

Protesters in Kazerun, southern n Iran appear to be running away from security forces Monday evening.

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Protest in the western city of Hamedan Monday evening. Demonstrators are chanting, "Death to the dictator."

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A large protest by students in Amir Kabir University in Tehran on Monday.

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