Iran Protests Roundup-Day 9 | September 24, 2022
Iran protests spread to 139 cities in all 31 provinces despite deadly crackdown
September 24, 2022: Anti-regime protests continued in many Iranian cities on Saturday, September 24. These protests have continued despite heavy security measures, internet shutdowns, and the brutal repressions of demonstrations.
According to reports, protests have spread to at least 139 cities and all 31 provinces across Iran.
Over 140 people have been killed by the mullahs’ security forces. Sources also report over 5,000 arrested protesters.
These protests have continued for nine days despite a massive crackdown launched by the mullahs’ regime, during which security forces and continuous internet connection disruptions to silence the Iranian people’s protests and cloak their quelling under complete impunity.
On Saturday, families of arrested protesters in Tehran rallied in front of Evin prison and demanded the release of their loved ones. Regime authorities ignored their demands and forced them to disperse.
At the same time, security forces cracked down on Tehran University students who had held a protest rally.
In recent days, university students have played a very active role in the protests and have been at the forefront of making demands for regime change and freedom.
These protests began following the death of Mahsa Amini. Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, a 22-year-old woman from the city of Saqqez in Kurdistan Province, western Iran, who traveled to Tehran with her family, was arrested on Tuesday, September 13, at the entry of Haqqani Highway by the regime’s so-called “Guidance Patrol” and transferred to the “Moral Security” agency.
Protesting her arrest, Amini was severely beaten by the security forces in a van and was taken to the capital’s Kasra Hospital due to the severity of her injuries. After initial examinations, doctors declared that Amini had suffered a stroke and was brain-dead at the same time. Amini died on Friday, September 16. Shortly after, protests broke out in several cities, including Tehran and Saqqez. The protests have continued and expanded since.
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Originally published at http://freedomstarblog.wordpress.com on September 25, 2022.