Iran: new protests against power

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Iran: new protests against the power

The protest, which has entered its fifth week, has sparked solidarity rallies abroad, and the crackdown, which has left many dead, has been condemned by the international community.

All over the world, demonstrations in support of Iranian women are organized, as in Chile where a demonstrator burned her passport in front of the Iranian embassy.

Iranians again took to the streets on Saturday to demonstrate against power, a month after the beginning of the protest movement sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini and repressed in blood, according to media and NGOs.

< p class="e-p">On September 16, this 22-year-old Iranian Kurd girl died three days after she was arrested by vice police in Tehran for allegedly violating the Islamic Republic's strict dress code for women including the wearing of the veil.

Iranian authorities say the young woman died of illness and not of beatings, according to a medical report rejected by her father. Her cousin said she died after a severe blow to the head.

Numerous young women have since spearheaded protests, shouting anti-government slogans , removing and burning their headscarves, and standing up to the security forces in the streets.

Protests in Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini held by vice squads has left dozens dead.

The mullahs must get out! chanted hijabless women at the Shariati Technical and Vocational College in Tehran on Saturday, which can be seen in a video widely shared online.

In western Tehran, protesters threw projectiles at security forces near a major roundabout in the city of Hamedan, according to footage verified by AFP .

Despite severe internet disruptions and authorities blocking access to Instagram and WhatsApp apps, Iranians on the call activists online, gathered in the streets of the city of Ardabil on Saturday, according to videos shared on Twitter.

Traders have gone on strike in Saghez, the hometown of Mahsa Amini, in Kurdistan province, as well as in Mahabad, according to online media 1500tasvir, which lists violations of human rights. nobody.

Schoolgirls in the village of Ney in Marivan started fires in the street and shouted anti-government chants, reported Hengaw, a Kurdish rights group from x27;Iran established in Norway.

Young people also protested at universities in Tehran, Isfahan and Kermanshah, according to footage shared online.

The protesters were responding to a call from activists for protests mass demonstrations under the slogan The beginning of the end!, evoking the departure of the power in place.

These activists encouraged Iranians to demonstrate in places where the security forces are not present and to chant death to the dictator!, in reference to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Faced with these protests, the Islamic Development Coordinating Council, an official body, invited Iranians to say in the mosques, after the evening prayers on Saturday, their anger against the rioters and the sedition .

Retirees of the Revolutionary Guards, the ideological army of the Islamic Republic, also gathered on Saturday, according to the reformist newspaper Shargh.

At the rally, a Guardians commander said three members of his paramilitary Bassij militia had been killed and 850 injured in Tehran since the uprising began, the official Irna news agency reported.

< p class="e-p">The protest, which has entered its fifth week, has sparked solidarity rallies abroad, and the crackdown, which has left many dead, has been condemned by the international community.

A demonstration in support of Iranian women, in Bangladesh.

At least 108 people have been killed in the crackdown, according to the Oslo-based NGO Iran Human Rights (IHR). Amnesty International claimed that at least 23 children between the ages of 11 and 17 were killed by security forces. Hundreds of people were also arrested.

U.S. President Joe Biden, whose country is a sworn enemy of Iran, said on Friday that he stands with the courageous women of Iran, praying the power to end violence against its citizens.

Iranian leaders accuse the United States of destabilizing their country by fomenting riots.

Fearing the sanctions that the European Union is preparing to impose on Iran next Monday, the head of Iranian diplomacy, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, has asked the EU to take a realistic approach.

He also lambasted a policy of double standards on Friday: Who knew the death of a single girl would mean so much to Westerners? ? What did they do about the hundreds of thousands of martyrs and dead in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Lebanon?

After a massive campaign of arrests of artists, dissidents, journalists and sportspeople, Iranian filmmaker Mani Haghighi claimed in a video on Friday that he had been banned from traveling to the UK because of his support for the protests, that #x27;it called a great moment in history.

The protests in Iran are the largest since those in 2019 against rising oil prices. gasoline in this oil-rich country.

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