Durban – Scores of people, mostly angered women, took to the streets of Iran, removing their hijabs and burning them to protest the death of Mahsa Amini, who died in Morality Police custody.
Reports from the ground and online indicate that protests have broken out in north and southern parts of the country.
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They cut off the internet, please help us#مهسا_امینی #MahsaAmini #OpIran pic.twitter.com/U41xdN9npx
— pinpring🥥 (@Pinarsafarii) September 22, 2022
It was also reported that the government of Iran tried to cut the internet connection in efforts to quell the international scrutiny of the state’s actions.
These women in #Iran’s northern city of Sari are dancing and burning their headscarves… anti-regime protests have now spread to dozens of cities from north to south, east to west… all triggered by the death of #MahsaAmini while in the custody of Iran’s morality police. pic.twitter.com/BBDvgC5L1w
— Rana Rahimpour (@ranarahimpour) September 20, 2022
Videos trending online under the hashtag Mahsa_Amini have shown the situation on the ground between protesters and police.
Women at the protest were seen waving their hijabs in the air, while some burnt them.
— hsti. (@hastisq) September 22, 2022
An elderly woman, struggling to keep up with the crowds, was caught on video waving her hijab in the air in protest against the regime and Amini’s death.
CNN reported that Amini’s father, Amjad Amini, said the government lied about his daughter’s death.
The Iranian government told the family she died of a heart attack, but the family said she had no existing condition to justify such a death.