Residents in Azerbaijan, and Ardebil provinces storm government buildings
Stop Fundamentalism, May 26 â€“ In the fifth consecutive day of riots in the Azeri speaking provinces, yesterday thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Iranâ€™s north-western cities staging anti-government demonstrations.
In an attempt to stop the demonstrations from spreading, anti-riot units opened fire into the crowd, killing six demonstrators and wounding dozens of others.
The riots started when a state-run daily â€œIranâ€ published a cartoon insulting Iranâ€™s Azeri speaking people. According to some reports, about 27 percent of Iranians speak Azeri.