On Friday, April 20, 2018, thousands of residents of Kazerun, southern , staged anti-regime protests for the fifth consecutive day. People also gathered in the city's grand mosque and denounced the regime's plan to divide the city.
The demonstration was held while the city's so-called city council, Friday prayers’ leader, and state media had announced that all gatherings were banned until the Kazerun city separation plan is determined.
The angry protesters chanted: "Honorable Iranians, support us," "Honorable Kazerun, hail to your dignity," "Our state TV is a disgrace," “Beware of the day when we arm ourselves. If we are betrayed, hell will be raised against the regime" and “We are ready to defend Kazerun.”
Following the courageous demonstration of the people of Kazerun, some local authorities announced on Wednesday that the plan for the separation of Kazerun was being paused. However, people did not pay any attention to the regime’s promises and demanded the governor to respond.