Riot police in Tehran conflict with college college students protesting Mahsa Amini’s demise

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Iranian safety forces clashed with college students at a distinguished college in Tehran on Sunday, social and state media reported, within the newest signal of a lethal clampdown on nationwide protests ignited by the demise of a younger girl after her arrest.

The anti-government protests, which started at 22-year-old Mahsa Amini’s funeral on Sept. 17 within the Kurdish city of Saqez, have spiraled into the largest present of opposition to Iran’s authorities in years, with many calling for the tip of greater than 4 a long time 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 160,000 followers, posted a number of movies exhibiting Sharif College, historically a hotbed of dissent, surrounded by dozens of riot police.

One of many movies confirmed safety forces firing tear gasoline to drive the scholars off the campus and the sound of what gave the impression to be capturing at a distance may very well be heard.

One other video confirmed safety forces chasing college students trapped within the college’s underground parking. The account stated dozens of scholars had been arrested.

A protester holds up a picture of Mahsa Amini throughout an indication in Istanbul on Sunday. (Chris McGrath/Getty Photographs)

Iranian state media described “stories of clashes” on the college and stated the nation’s science minister visited the campus to examine on the scenario.

Reuters couldn’t independently confirm the occasions on the college.

College students had been protesting at quite a few universities on Sunday and demonstrations have been held in a number of cities resembling Tehran, Yazd, Kermanshah, Sanandaj, Shiraz and Mashhad, with individuals chanting “independence, freedom, demise to Khamenei,” earlier social media posts confirmed.

The protests haven’t abated regardless of a rising demise toll and the crackdown by safety forces utilizing tear gasoline, golf equipment, and in some circumstances, in accordance with movies on social media and rights teams, reside ammunition.

Iran Human Rights, a Norway-based group, in an announcement stated that “thus far 133 folks had been killed throughout Iran,” together with greater than 40 folks it stated died in clashes final week in Zahedan, capital of the southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan province.

Iranian authorities haven’t given a demise toll, whereas saying many members of the safety forces have been killed by “rioters and thugs backed by international foes.” Final week state tv stated 41 had died, together 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, together with ethnic and spiritual minorities, participating.

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Protests towards Iran’s repression of girls’s rights held all over the world

Protests towards Iran’s obligatory hijab regulation and the state’s morality police befell throughout Canada and all over the world on Saturday in response to the demise of Mahsa Amini in September.

Amini’s demise and the crackdown have drawn worldwide criticism of Iran’s rulers, who in flip accuse the USA and a few European nations of exploiting the unrest to attempt to destabilize the Islamic Republic.

Iranian state media shared a video of pro-government college students, who gathered on the Ferdowsi College in Mashhad, chanting “the Islamic Republic is our crimson line.”

Earlier on Sunday, Iranian lawmakers chanted “thanks, police” throughout a session of parliament, in a present of help for the crackdown on widespread anti-government protests.

President says forensic report coming

Amini was arrested on Sept. 13 in Tehran for “unsuitable apparel” by the morality police who implement the Islamic Republic’s strict gown code. She died three days later in hospital after falling right into a coma.

The lawyer for Amini’s household, Saleh Nikbakht, instructed the semi-official Etemadonline information web site that “respectable docs” consider she was hit in custody. Amini’s post-mortem report and different medical particulars haven’t been launched, however her father stated he noticed bruises on her leg and that different ladies detained along with her stated she was overwhelmed.

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

The nation’s hardline President Ebrahim Raisi has ordered an investigation into Amini’s demise. He stated final week {that a} forensic report could be introduced in “coming days.”

Amnesty Worldwide on Friday reported that a whole lot have been injured and hundreds have been arrested within the protests.

State media stated a minimum of 20 folks have been killed within the Zahedan clashes, blaming a separatist group from the Baluchi minority for beginning a shootout within the metropolis.

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