Protests continue in Iran for the sixth day over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was detained by the vice police. During the protests, 31 people have already died, Al Arabiya reports, citing local human rights activists.
Protests are taking place in more than 100 Iranian cities and 30 provinces, Fox News reports. Protesters set fire to police and government buildings. Law enforcement officers responded with teardrops and fired into the crowd. At least five police officers were killed, according to The Telegraph.
Amid the unrest in Iran, mobile Internet is turned off. The Iranian Intelligence Ministry said yesterday, September 22, that participation in the protests is a violation of the law and all demonstrators will face trial, Al-Hadas TV channel reports.
Mahsa Amini, whose death caused an explosion of discontent, was detained for allegedly wearing the wrong hijab. Iranian security forces claim that the girl suddenly passed out from a heart attack in the detention center. Her relatives believe that death was the result of a beating. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi ordered an urgent official investigation.
Details – in the material “Kommersant” “The hijab shook Iran.”