Iranians continue their protests more than two weeks after the funeral of Mahsa Amini, with people also rallying in solidarity in a number of Western cities.
Protests across Iran enter third week
Protesters have allied across Iran and strikes were reported throughout the country’s Kurdish region as demonstrations ignited by the death of a woman in police custody entered their third week.
The protests, sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old from Iranian Kurdistan, have spiralled into the biggest show of opposition to Iran’s clerical authorities since 2019, with dozens killed in unrest across the country.
People on Saturday also demonstrated in London, Rome, Madrid, Washington, Sydney and other Western cities in solidarity with Iranian protesters, holding pictures of Amini, who died three days after being arrested by the Islamic Republic’s morality police for “unsuitable attire”.
In Iran, social media posts showed rallies in large cities including Tehran, Isfahan, Rasht and Shiraz.