Protests in Iran, which started after the murder of Mahsa Amini, continue. According to local information, the death toll rose to 31.
Iranian people are not leaving the streets after Mahsa Amini was killed by the morality police. Protests were held in more than 100 cities in 30 states across the country. Dozens of people lost their lives due to the ongoing bloody clashes with the police and Revolutionary Guards forces. Large-scale arrests by the police began.
The people burned the Friday Imam Center of Gheshm province and chanted “Death to the dictator”. In Mazandaran, the deputy governor of the regime made a statement that “41 government places were attacked last night, 76 police and Revolutionary Guard forces were injured.”
The people burned the governorates, banks and police vehicles in Tabriz, Tehran, Sanandaj, Amol and many other provinces. In memory of Mahsa Amini in Tehran province, the sign of the street “Hejab” was changed by the people to “Mahsa Amini”.
As the protests continue, the Iranian regime cuts off internet access across the country, blocking communications. With the weakening and interruption of internet access, the videos are broadcast with a delay. According to local information, the death toll rose to 31. Two women were shot and killed by police in the cities of Hananeh Kia Nowshahr and Ghazele chalavi Amol.
Journalist and human rights activist Arash Sadeghi said in a statement on his Twitter account, “According to the information received from 17 Shahrivar Hospital of the city of Amol, 11 people lost their lives in the protests of this city last night. Number of detainees: about 50 men and 6 women.”
In Iran, when internet access is available, we see that not only the people do not leave the streets, but also that the masses grow, small cities and even villages participate in the protests. When the protesters accessed the Internet, they sent messages such as “We are on the street, be our voice”, “They are cutting off the Internet and killing us, We do not leave the streets” to news portals from various provinces of Iran, and wrote on social media.
Although the exact number of those arrested is not known, it is known that many people were detained and they were not heard from.
Many political and civil activists who participated in the protests, as well as journalists, were reportedly detained.
Despite all the restrictions in the country, the protests continue.
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 in 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 on September 16, who was taken to the hospital in a coma after being detained by the Irshad patrols known as the “morality police” in Tehran on September 13, caused outrage in the country.
After the funeral of Mahsa Emini in her hometown of Sakkiz 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.