Iranians have been near-total shutdown of the internet on Saturday, according to CBS News. This move has largely blocked all but state media and official government reports about the demonstrations across the country.for days as protests rage over rising fuel prices, and it's unclear when the shutdown will end. The Iranian government began a
NetBlocks, an internet access watchdog, said that access to the internet in Iran via fixed-line and mobile providers has remained almost entirely cut off since Saturday.
"90 hours after #Iran implemented a near-total internet shutdown, connectivity continues to flatline at just 5% of ordinary levels," the group tweeted Wednesday.
More than 100 people across 21 cities in Iran have been killed in the protests and subsequent government crackdown, according to Amnesty International. However, the group said Tuesday that the actual death toll could be much higher. Iran's government hasn't released an official count of the number of people arrested, injured or killed since the protests began Friday, according to CBS News.
Representatives for the Iranian government couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
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