Various universities in Iran have again expressed themselves against the suppression of the protest movement that arose after the death of Mahsa Amini (22). The young woman died on September 16 after being brutally captured by the Arts Squad.
And the Iranian Fars news agency reported that “students are demonstrating in universities to denounce the police’s behavior towards the demonstrators.” The agency did not provide any information on the scale of the demonstrations. Protesters gathered in Enghelab Square near the university in the center of the capital, Tehran, where riots broke out between law enforcement officials and demonstrators. The agency said that a number of protesters were arrested.
Pictures of the demonstrations can be seen on social media, including Tehran and northeastern Mashhad, the country’s second largest city.
Brutally suppressed protests
Iran is currently experiencing turmoil due to the killing of Iranian Kurdish Mehsa Amini on September 16. The young woman was arrested three days ago by the Arts Division in Tehran for violating the strict dress code of the Islamic Republic. At least 41 people have been killed in the protest in recent weeks. At least 1,200 people were arrested.
The regime in Tehran claims that the security forces had nothing to do with Amini’s death and violently crushes the protest. Iran also accuses the West of being behind the riots. It is the most important protest movement in the country since 2019. It stemmed from anger over the rise in fuel prices.
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