A violent protest in the city of Kazeroon in southwestern Iran has left at least one person dead and six others injured, Iranian media report.

Esmail Tabadar, the governor of the province of Fars, where Kazeroon is located, confirmed the death of one protester in a May 17 interview with the semiofficial ISNA news agency.

Tabadar said that "there were still scattered protests" in the city. But he added that "the situation is under control."

Tabador told ISNA that people should not trust social-media reports about the protests.

The semiofficial Fars news agency said a police station was set on fire by the protesters.

According to Fars, a "small number" of protesters gathered in Kazeroon, some 900 kilometers south of Tehran, late on May 16.

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