Pro-headscarf counter-demonstrations took place today in various parts of Iran.
Pro-government protests in Iran today show the power of the Islamic Republic, President Ebrahim Raishi said, after days of unrest over the death of a young woman who was arrested by the country’s morality police.
Mahsha Amini, 22, from Kurdistan province, was arrested on September 13 in Tehran where she was visiting with her family “for wearing inappropriate clothes” by the morality police, a unit tasked with enforcing the country’s strict dress code. . She died three days later in hospital and her death sparked a huge wave of anger and the worst protests to have taken place in Iran since 2019.
“The presence of the people (at the marches) today is the strength and honor of the Islamic Republic,” Raisi said on live television after returning from New York where he attended the United Nations General Assembly.
State-organized protests were held in several Iranian cities today to address anti-government unrest, with protesters calling for the execution of those involved in the anti-government protests.
The most recent account of the conflicts speaks of more than 50 dead.
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