Iran Protest Video : Iran Protesters Burnt Biggest Photo Of Iran Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
Fire in Khamenei’s photo
Videos of demonstrations and arson are being shared on social media. Protesters are said to have set ablaze the biggest picture of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The current violence in Iran began after the death of a young woman from the northwestern Kurdish city of Amini, who was arrested last week in Tehran by the country’s ethics police for violating a strict dress code.
Women burn hijabs on the streets
His death has been strongly condemned by Western countries and the United Nations, and the incident has sparked outrage across the country. The video shows Amini wearing a long black gown (abaya) and a government-mandated Islamic hijab at the time of her arrest. Following the incident, a large number of women took to the streets to protest against the hijab and videos of many women burning the hijab amid slogans of ‘freedom’ have surfaced.
Protesters are raising slogans – death to the dictator
Some are calling for an end to the influence of Islamic religious leaders on the regime. The protesters are seen shouting slogans like ‘Tanashah ko death’ and ‘Mullaon ko jaana hoga’. In at least 13 cities from the capital Tehran to Amini’s Kurdish hometown of Sakez, thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets, accusing them of social and political repression. Videos on social media show protesters setting a police vehicle on fire and clashing with officers in Tehran.
(with agency input)