Protests spread across Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini: veils at the stake and three dead

the iranian Mahsa Amini, 22, was arrested last week by the morality police in Tehran for “inadequate dress”. In the van that was taking her to the police station “for guidance and education,” according to eyewitnesses, she was beaten into a coma. Three days later she died. And the news began to circulate through social networks and brave women began to take to the streets and challenge those codes of dress and conduct of the regime. On the fourth day of mobilizations, the protests have spread to more cities, leaving historical images.

Iran is unable to contain the demonstrations, in which three people have died. In fact, the repression is not only not stopping them but it is also bringing more people to the streets, who stand up to the riot police. The government is also inoperative, with the promise of the country’s president, ebrahim raisi, to investigate Amini’s death to the end, or with the sudden dismissal of the moral police chief. the supreme leader, Ali Khameneihas sent emissaries to help the family of the deceased.

Videos shared by journalists and activists show harsh clashes in many provinces. In others, there are demonstrations of support for Amini as iconic as those of women who cut their hair while around them their companions chant “death to the dictator”! Others throw their veils into bonfires in what is beginning to become a symbol of this movement. Protesters shout “justice, freedom and no forced hijaj!” or “women, life, freedom!”

The authorities ignore the deceased in the last few hours and point to the “enemies of the system.” They assure that these people have been shot to death “with weapons that are not used by members of security.” The Governor of Tehran Mohsen Mansourispeaks of “foreign enemies” not only as authors of the deaths but also as main agitators, and that in fact there are three detainees of another nationality for their active participation in the disturbances.

Iran’s ultra-conservative government has increased pressure on women to strictly adhere to dress and conduct standards. The veil has been mandatory since 1979. Without it, declared the Ayatollah Ruholah Khomeini“they are naked”.

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