An official from the Iranian government, Ali Rabi, said rioters were planning to carry out several explosions in Asalua, Bushehr, Mehr reported.
According to him, protesters against rising gas prices stopped their demonstrations on Saturday, after which riots broke out.
“According to some reports, rioters had blocked the road to Asaluyeh and did not let working shift changes occur in the city's companies and complexes,” the spokesman said. “Rioters planned to cause some explosions in that city and had fastened some dynamites to the pipe. Some disturbers were also aimed at blocking the entrance of imported goods to the country from Bandar Imam Port. We were faced with a rioting wave which sought to abuse the nations' protest against gasoline price amendments,” Rabeie added.
As a result of the riots in different cities of Iran, 100 banks and a store were looted and burned. Several members of the security forces were killed.