Iranian government says widespread protests are a 'political plot' by Kurdish separatists
The authorities have blamed Kurdish opposition groups for inciting the unrest after the death of Mahsa Amini, but academics say this is a false accusation and the protests involve every part of Iranian society.
Iran's Kurdish Region Becomes Epicenter Of Protests, Deadly Government Crackdown
Iranian authorities appear to have intensified their crackdown on anti-government protests in predominately Kurdish areas. There are reports of security forces using firearms and firing tear gas indiscriminately, including into people's homes.