Mahsa Emini, a 22-year-old young woman who was detained by the Irshad patrols, known as the “morality police” in Tehran, the capital of Iran, on the grounds that she “did not comply with the headscarf rules”, died in the hospital she was taken to after falling into a coma.
It was learned that while the protests that started across the country after Emini’s death continued intensifying, the balance sheet got worse.
OFFICIAL NEWS AGENCY: 3 DEAD
According to the news of Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency, the Governor of Kurdistan Province İsmail Zareikuşa announced that 3 people died suspiciously during the demonstrations held in the cities of the province.
Zareikuşa stated that 2 people were killed with a gun, and the cause of death of one person was being investigated.
Governor Zareikusha said that the armed forces did not use a weapon of the type that killed the two people in question.
Opposition Media: 5 DEAD
On the other hand, in the news reflected in the opposition media, it was claimed that 5 people were killed and 10 people were injured in the demonstrations.
According to the news of Iran’s official agency IRNA, the protests that started after Emini’s death following his detention continue.
Protests at various levels were held in Kurdistan, West Azerbaijan, Kermanshah, Elburz, Tehran, Gilan, Razavi Khorasan, Yazd, Hurremabad, Senendec, Urmiye, Mashhad, Kirman, Mahabad, Divandere and Bukan.
THE POLICE INTERVENE WITH THE DEMONSTRATIONS
Many Iranians participated in the demonstrations concentrated in the crowded areas of the capital Tehran such as Veliasr Street, Veliasr Square, Danışcu Park, Tulip Park, Keshawerz Boulevard, Hijab Street, Fatimi Street and İnkılap Street.
While the police intervened with tear gas to the demonstrations attended by hundreds of people, the demonstrators tried to set up barricades on the roads by burning garbage containers.
In the images posted on social media, some demonstrators claimed that the security forces used plastic or similar bullets during the intervention.
The demonstrators, chanting slogans such as “Death to the dictator” and “I will kill the one who killed my sister” against the Tehran administration, said that they would not leave the streets.
The death of Emini on September 16, who was taken to the hospital in a coma after being detained in the capital Tehran on September 13 by the Irshad patrols, known as the “morality police”, on the grounds that she “did not comply with the headscarf rules”, caused outrage in the country. (AA/Reuters)