TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that a violent protest in the southwest city of Kazerron has left at least one person dead and six others injured.

The Thursday report says protesters also set fire to a police station.

Fars said a "small number" of protesters gathered Wednesday night in Kazeroon, some 900 kilometers (560 miles) south of Tehran.

The city has been the scene of peaceful protests against a local government decision to divide some districts of the city and merge them into a new town.

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Authorities had promised the separation would not take place following previous protests.

Kazeroon, population nearly 150,000, is the home to the Qashqai tribe, some of whom traditionally carry hunting guns.