In an unprecedented show of support for the ongoing protests in the Persian nation, students from various schools in Iran have been waving their hijabs (veils) in the air and chanting slogans against the country’s authorities.
videos Verified by the BBC They stage demonstrations inside schools and on the streets of various cities.
Their protests are part of wider protests sparked last month by the death of a young woman who was allegedly raped by Iran’s “discipline guards”. Veil law.
According to pictures posted on social media on Monday, a group of students forced an education officer to leave his school in Karaj.
Young women can be seen screaming in the pictures “I have to give you Shame on you” And what appear to be empty water bottles on the man until he retreats through a door.
In another video from the city of Karaj, west of the capital Tehran, female students are heard shouting: “If we don’t unite, they will kill us once and for all. A a”.
In the southern city of Shiraz on Monday, dozens of students blocked traffic on a main road waving their handkerchiefs and chanting “death to the dictator”. of the state.
More student protests were reported on Tuesday in Karaj, Tehran and the northwestern cities of Saghes and Sanandaj.
Many young women were photographed standing empty-handed in their classrooms.
Some raised the middle finger in front of portraits of Ayatollah Khamenei and the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, making a sign considered obscene.
The student demonstrations began hours after Ayatollah Khamenei broke his silence on the protests, accusing Iran’s arch-enemies the US and Israel of orchestrating the “riots”.
He also extended his full support to the security forces who responded to the protests with violent repression.
On September 13 in Tehran, Mahza Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, was put into a coma after being detained by morality police for violating a law requiring women to cover themselves. Veil or scarf. He died in hospital three days later.
His family alleged that the officers hit him on the head with a baton and threw it into one of their vehicles. Police have denied wrongdoing, saying he suffered “sudden heart failure”.
The first protests took place in the Kurdish northwest of Iran, where Amini lived, and then quickly spread across the country.
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