Mahsa Amini Protests Reignite in Iran
Mahsa Amini protests in Iran flared up again after the last days of calm. The demonstrators went down to the streets and squares, closing the roads to traffic.
Mahsa Amini, 22, who was detained by the police on 13 September in Iran's capital Tehran on the grounds that she did not comply with the 'headscarf rules', died on 16 September in the hospital where she was taken after fainting at the detention center. After Mahsa Amini's death, the protests that started across the country flared up again.
Calls for action were met on Saturday and protests resumed in the streets of several cities, including the capital Tehran. Despite the extensive security measures taken in many parts of the capital Tehran, tensions rose from time to time between the demonstrators, mostly young women, and the security forces.
President Calls Protesters 'Enemies'
Iranian President Ibrahim Reisi visited Tehran Al Zehra University, another address where calls for action were made. A group of university students protesting the President's visit to the university gathered on the campus and chanted anti-regime slogans.
"We will not allow the enemy to use our universities," said Reisi, who met with female students at the university.