Riot police in Tehran conflict with college college students protesting Mahsa Amini's dying

Iranian safety forces clashed with college students at a distinguished college in Tehran on Sunday, social and state media reported, inside the latest signal of a lethal clampdown on nationwide protests ignited by the dying of a youthful woman after her arrest.

The anti-authorities protests, which started at 22-yr-previous Mahsa Amini’s funeral on Sept. 17 inside the Kurdish metropolis of Saqez, have spiraled into the most important current of opposition to Iran’s authorities in years, with many calling for the prime of greater than 4 many years of Islamic clerical rule. Amini had been arrested by Iran’s morality police and later died in hospital.

Activist Twitter account 1500tasvir, which has round one hundred sixty,000 followers, posted a quantity of movies exhibiting Sharif college, traditionally a hotbed of dissent, surrounded by dozens of riot police.

one in every of many movies confirmed safety forces firing tear gas to drive the college students off the campus and the sound of what gave the impression to be taking pictures at a distance might be heard.

one other video confirmed safety forces chasing college students trapped inside the college’s underground parking. The account said dozens of college students had been arrested.

A protester holds up an picture of Mahsa Amini all by means of an illustration in Istanbul on Sunday. (Chris McGrath/Getty photographs)

Iranian state media described “experiences of clashes” on the college and said the nation’s science minister visited the campus to confirm on the state of affairs.

Reuters might not independently confirm the occasions on the college.

college students had been protesting at pretty a pair of universities on Sunday and demonstrations have been held in a quantity of cities corresponding to Tehran, Yazd, Kermanshah, Sanandaj, Shiraz and Mashhad, with members chanting “independence, freedom, dying to Khamenei,” earlier social media posts confirmed.

The protests have not abated regardless of a rising dying toll and the crackdown by safety forces using tear gas, golf equipment, and in some circumstances, based mostly on movies on social media and rights teams, reside ammunition.

Iran Human Rights, a Norway-based mostly group, in a press launch said that “up to now 133 people had been killed throughout Iran,” collectively with greater than forty people it said died in clashes final week in Zahedan, capital of the southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan province.

Iranian authorities have not given a dying toll, whereas saying many members of the safety forces have been killed by “rioters and thugs backed by international foes.” final week state tv said forty one had died, collectively with members of the safety forces.

Iran’s utmost authority Supreme chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has not commented on the nationwide protests, which have unfold to Iran’s 31 provinces, with all layers of society, collectively with ethnic and spiritual minorities, collaborating.

WATCH | Protests held internationally: 

Protests in opposition to Iran’s repression of women’s rights held all by means of the world

Protests in opposition to Iran’s obligatory hijab regulation and the state’s morality police occurred throughout Canada and all by means of the world on Saturday in response to the dying of Mahsa Amini in September.

Amini’s dying and the crackdown have drawn worldwide criticism of Iran’s rulers, who in flip accuse america and a few European international places of exploiting the unrest to try to destabilize the Islamic Republic.

Iranian state media shared a video of expert-authorities college students, who gathered on the Ferdowsi college in Mashhad, chanting “the Islamic Republic is our purple line.”

Earlier on Sunday, Iranian lawmakers chanted “thanks, police” all by means of a session of parliament, in a current of assist for the crackdown on widespread anti-authorities protests.

President says forensic report coming

Amini was arrested on Sept. thirteen in Tehran for “unsuitable attire” by the morality police who implement the Islamic Republic’s strict gown code. She died three days later in hospital after falling proper into a coma.

The lawyer for Amini’s household, Saleh Nikbakht, instructed the semi-official Etemadonline information internet website that “respectable medical doctors” contemplate she was hit in custody. Amini’s post-mortem report and completely different medical particulars have not been launched, however her father said he noticed bruises on her leg and that completely different women detained collectively with her said she was crushed.

Iran’s police authorities say Amini died of a coronary heart assault and deny she was crushed to dying in custody.

The nation’s hardline President Ebrahim Raisi has ordered an investigation into Amini’s dying. He said final week that a forensic report could be supplied in “coming days.”

Amnesty worldwide on Friday reported that tons of have been injured and hundreds have been arrested inside the protests.

State media said no decrease than 20 people have been killed inside the Zahedan clashes, blaming a separatist group from the Baluchi minority for starting a shootout inside metropolis.


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