Clashes between protesters and police in Iran, death toll crosses 32
Tehran: Massive protests have erupted in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody after being arrested for not wearing a hijab. So far 32 people have died in clashes with police during violent protests. Lakhs of people have taken to the streets.
Clashes broke out between protesters and police in several cities, including the capital Tehran. The protesters are accusing the police of indiscriminate firing and use of force. On the other hand, the police said that force was used to control the protesters as they were causing damage to public property. Meanwhile, thousands of protesters torched cars in the capital Tehran. There was fire everywhere. During this, the protesters were killed in police firing. A total of 32 people have died since the violence began. Iran is being criticized around the world for the use of force by the police. Demonstrators seized a university campus in Tehran and turned violent. According to Iran’s state media, protests are taking place in 13 cities of the country, including the capital Tehran.
The government has shut down internet services in many cities to stop the violence. Instagram and WhatsApp were blocked in Iran. Initially, women protested by burning hijab. People troubled by the use of police force have now started setting fire to government property. Most protests against the hijab in Iran are taking place in Kurdish-dominated areas.
The United States, Britain, the European Union and the United Nations also criticized the fact that a 22-year-old girl, Mahsa, was arrested by police for not wearing a hijab and died under mysterious circumstances in police custody at a hospital. ,