Protests continue in Iran: Thousands of people are in custody!

Protests continue in Iran: Thousands of people are in custody!

Demonstrations that started after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in Iran after she was detained on the grounds that she “did not comply with the headscarf rules” continue in many cities of the country.

Small-scale demonstrations were held in the Sadikiye district and several districts of the capital Tehran.

The protests in Tehran continued by shouting anti-government slogans from the windows.

Security measures taken by law enforcement in response to demonstrations in many parts of the capital continue.

In the videos published on social media, it was seen that the drivers of the vehicles gave their support with horns while the demonstrators were marching in the Guherdesht region of Kerec city in the province of Elburz.

In the demonstration held in Mashhad, the protesters turned the police car upside down.

While demonstrators chanted anti-government slogans in the city of Senendec, vehicle drivers honked their horns to support the demonstrations.

In the published videos, it was seen that the participation in the demonstrations decreased compared to the first days.

While university students held a demonstration in Shiraz, the security forces continued their precautions.


The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Emini on September 16, who fell ill and was taken to hospital after being detained by the Irshad patrols known as the “morality police” in Tehran on September 13, caused outrage in the country.

After Emini’s funeral in her hometown of Sakkız on September 17, demonstrations spread to many cities of the country.

Iranian state television announced that 41 people, including security forces, lost their lives during the demonstrations.


The Iranian national football team wore a black jacket to the friendly match against Senegal to support the protests in the country.

Sardar Azmoun, the team’s forward, shared on his Instagram account, “I am very sorry for people like Mahsa Amini who passed away innocently. IranianI am with the women in Turkey and I hope the day they are not harmed and they get the value they deserve in the country,” he said.


As the events continued, the security forces launched a wave of arrests against demonstrators, who, on the orders of the judiciary, participated in the protests and “endangered public safety”. In this context, according to the news reflected in the country’s media, 739 people were detained in Gilan, 450 people in Mazenderan and 180 people in İlam.

Tehran University Students’ Union announced that at least 30 students were detained, while Tehran Journalists’ Union announced that 10 journalists were detained. It is estimated that the total number of detentions is over 2,000.


After the protests started on September 16, internet access was restricted in the country, and access to many platforms, including social media platforms WhatsApp and Instagram, was limited at intervals. Iran’s Communications Minister, on the other hand, said that the interruption was temporary.

Saeed Souzangar, who runs a technology company in Tehran, said that they often experience internet outages and cannot do their jobs.


“This is the worst internet outage we’ve had in three years,” Souzangar told Reuters.
There is absolute chaos, nothing works. I can’t do my job, I can’t talk to my loved ones, I even do a simple bank transaction on my phone.”

“The aim is to stop the flow of information over the internet. The internet is dead in Iran,” another person told Reuters. said.

On the other hand, the attempt to restrict access to the Internet in times of chaos around the world has increased even more. Last year, 182 outages were recorded in 34 countries, and 159 outages were recorded in 29 countries the previous year.

*The visuals of the news were served by the Associated Press.