While the protests that started after the death of Mahsa Amini, who was detained in Iran for “not complying with the headscarf rules”, continued, Iranian President Ibrahim Reisi described the protests in the country as “unacceptable”.
The chieftain stated that the protests in the country were “a movement of chaos” and unacceptable. “There is freedom of expression in Iran, but these protests of chaos are unacceptable,” said Chief. said. On the other hand, the Associated Press reported that 9 people lost their lives in the protests.
PROTECTORS WILL PROTEST
According to Iran’s semi-official Tesnim News Agency, the Chairman of the Tehran Islamic Tabligh Coordination Council, Huccetul Islam Muhsin Mahmudi, invited Tehran residents to a pro-government demonstration.
Iran’s official agency, IRNA, announced that the demonstrations to be held at the call of the Islamic Propaganda Council will be held across the country tomorrow after the Friday prayer.
Meanwhile, the security forces, who took strict measures in the capital Tehran due to the ongoing protests, did not allow the protesters to come together and demonstrate with harsh interventions.
According to Iran’s official agency, IRNA, demonstrations in the capital Tehran took place in small groups in Veliasr Street, Keshawarz Boulevard, Revolution Square, Lale Park and the surrounding streets, and there were also short-term protests in Tecriş and Jerusalem squares.
In the news, it was stated that the people who were alleged to be the leaders of the demonstrators were detained and that these people were seized with firearms, stun guns and truncheons.
On the other hand, as the demonstrations that lasted for a few days continued until the late hours of the night, it was seen that the security forces intervened harshly against those who tried to take pictures and detained many people.
While the presence of security forces in Tehran’s possible demonstration areas drew attention, the police tried to disperse the crowds by using tear gas frequently.
The Tehran administration has terminated internet access in certain areas as of yesterday evening in order to prevent protesters from communicating and meeting. In this context, the internet of 3 GSM operators of Iran was cut off for a long time.
Later in the night, as the internet was reopened, social media and messaging programs were disabled, VPN programs that were used to run blocked applications “using DNS” from different countries became inoperable.
The death of Emini, who was taken to the hospital in a coma after being detained by the Irshad patrols, known as the “morality police”, on September 13 in Tehran, on September 16, caused outrage in the country.
After the funeral of Mahsa Emini in his hometown of Sakkız on September 17, protests started in Tehran and cities in the west of the country.
Until now, demonstrations have been held in many cities, especially in Tehran, Senendec, Kerec, Tabriz, Mashhad, Kish, Kirman, Yazd, Resht, Bander Abbas, Abadan, Kermanshah, Ardebil, Isfahan, Urmiye, Qazvin, Zanjan, Ilam, Mazenderan, Hamadan. There were violent clashes between the protesters and the security forces at many points.
*The visuals of the news were served by the Associated Press.