Iran protests trigger solidarity rallies in US, Europe

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All over the world, protesters have taken to the streets in solidarity in a show International Support For protesters facing a violent government crackdown in Iran, sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of that country’s morality police.

Amini was arrested on September 13 in Tehran for “improper clothing” and died three days later in hospital. The dawn of waves of protests In which more than 200 people were killed, including teenage girls.

A woman cries during a protest against the Iranian regime, in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, October 22, 2022, following the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of Iran’s notorious “moral police.”
(AP Photo/Marcus Schreiber)

At the US National Mall, thousands of women and men of all ages cheered – dressed in green, white and red, the colors of Iran’s flag. Some shouted before the group’s march to the White House: “Be afraid. Be afraid. We are one in this.” “Say her name! Messa!”

The demonstrations, organized by grassroots organizers from across the United States, attracted Iranians from across the United States Washington DC areawith some traveling from Toronto to join the crowd.

People attend a protest against the Iranian regime, in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, October 22, 2022, following the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the notorious Islamic Republic. "Morality Police."

People attend a protest against the Iranian regime, in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, October 22, 2022, after the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the notorious “moral police” of the Islamic Republic.
(AP Photo/Marcus Schreiber)

In Los Angeles, home to the largest population Iranians outside Iran, a crowd of protesters formed a slow procession along blocks of a closed street in downtown. They chanted for the fall of the Iranian government and waved hundreds of Iranian flags that turned the horizon into an undulating wave of red, white and green.

“We want freedom,” they thundered in unison.

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Shoka Sharma, a lawyer who was born in the United States after her parents fled the Iranian revolution, was wearing a T-shirt that read “Women, Life, Freedom” in English and Farsi.

A man points as people attend a protest against the Iranian regime, in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, October 22, 2022, following the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the notorious Islamic Republic. "Morality Police."

A man points as people attend a protest against the Iranian regime, in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, October 22, 2022, after Mahsa Amini’s death in the custody of the Islamic Republic’s notorious “moral police.”
(AP Photo/Marcus Schreiber)

Sharma said women in Iran are “like a second-class citizen, and I’m tired of them.”

She said women can be arrested for wearing the wrong color of makeup, and historically significant women are omitted from the books and have few rights in matters like divorce and child custody. Iranian women “face incredible hardships basic human rights. “

People attend a protest against the Iranian regime, in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, October 22, 2022, following the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the notorious Islamic Republic. "Morality Police."

People attend a protest against the Iranian regime, in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, October 22, 2022, after the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the notorious “moral police” of the Islamic Republic.
(AP Photo/Marcus Schreiber)

The Biden administration said it condemns the brutality and repression against Iran’s citizens and that it will look for ways to impose more sanctions on the Iranian government if violence continues.

Last month at the United Nations General Assembly, President Biden alluded to a protest over Amini’s death and said the United States stands with “the brave women of Iran who are now demonstrating to secure their basic rights.”

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In a press release on October 3, Biden said The United States has been facilitating Iranian access to the Internet, “including by facilitating greater access to secure external platforms and services.”

Hundreds of people marched on Saturday, October 22, 2022, in Washington, in a display of international support for protesters facing a violent government crackdown in Iran, sparked by the killing of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in that country's custody.  The country's morality police.

Hundreds of people marched on Saturday, October 22, 2022, in Washington, in a display of international support for protesters facing a violent government crackdown in Iran, sparked by the killing of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in that country’s custody. The country’s morality police.
(AP Photo/Farnoush Amiri)

In Tehran, more anti-government protests erupted on Saturday in several universities. The national movement in Iran focused first on the country’s mandatory veiling for women after Amini’s death on September 16. The Iranian protests have since turned into the biggest challenge. for the Islamic Republic Since the 2009 Green Movement due to disputed elections.

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In Berlin, nearly 40,000 people demonstrated to show solidarity with the women and activists who have been leading the movement over the past few weeks in Iran. The protests in the German capital, organized by the Women’s Life Freedom group, began at the Victory Column in Berlin’s Tiergarten Park and continued to march through central Berlin.

Some of the protesters there said they came from elsewhere in Germany and other European countries to show their support.

“It is very important for us to be here and to be the voice of the Iranian people who are being killed in the streets,” said Shakib Lolo, from Iran who lives in the Netherlands. “And this is no longer a protest, this is a revolution, in Iran. And the people of the world should see it.”

People hold a banner that reads "women, life, freedom," On Saturday, October 22, 2022, hundreds rallied in Washington to show international support for protesters facing a violent government crackdown in Iran, sparked by the killing of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of that country's morality police.

People hold a sign reading “Woman, Life, Freedom,” at a rally of hundreds on Saturday, October 22, 2022, in Washington to show international support for protesters facing a violent government crackdown in Iran, sparked by the killing of 22 people. One-year-old Mahsa Amini is in the custody of the morality police in that country.
(AP Photo/Farnoush Amiri)

In Paris, thousands of people gathered to show their support for Iranian citizens.

In October, the Iranians, French feminist groups Politicians were among those who joined the rally at Republique Plaza before marching through eastern Paris.

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“Women, Life, Freedom!” The crowd cheered. Some banners read: “Freedom for Iranian women,” “No to the imposed veil,” or “Mahas Amini.”

The Associated Press contributed to this post.

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