Iran: Worldwide solidarity with protests
The Iranian regime continues its violent crackdown on protests after the death of 22-year-old Jina Mahsa Amini in police custody. Thousands of people demonstrated again in countries around the world over the weekend.
Many people around the world have been showing solidarity with the protesters in Iran. In the heart of the French capital, Paris, demonstrators marched on Sunday from the Place de la Republique to the Place de la Nation, chanting "Death to the Islamic Republic" and "Death to the dictator."
Istanbul, Diyarbakir and Izmir
Many Iranian women were among the hundreds of protesters in the Turkish city of Istanbul. The demonstrators chanted slogans aimed at the Iranian government, such as "Women, life, freedom!" Women in particular also came out to express their solidarity in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, which has a large Kurdish population — Mahsa Amini was Kurdish — and in Izmir on the west coast.
Around 5,000 people protested in Berlin against the Iranian leadership, demanding international solidarity and an end to femicide. A spokesman for exiled Iranians in Germany called for the bloodshed to stop, and for Iran to enact democratic reforms.
Many people in the Middle East are also showing solidarity with the protest movement in Iran. In the Lebanese capital, Beirut, women came together outside the National Museum to demand an end to violence against women.
People also gathered in the United States to show solidarity with women in Iran —as here, outside City Hall in Los Angeles, California, where a group of musicians played the daf, a traditional Iranian frame drum. Demonstrations also took place in London, Tokyo, and Madrid.
Sharif University, Tehran
Since the start of the protests, students at Iranian universities have also been demonstrating against the leadership of the Islamic Republic and its repressive policies. Now, security forces in Tehran have attacked students and professors who were protesting at Sharif University. Videos and images of Sunday's violence, both there and in Isfahan, have been widely shared online. (dh/agencies)