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Iran police battle protesters in Tehran as unrest over woman's death spirals


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There have been running battles between Iranian police and anti-government protesters in Tehran in the worst unrest there for years.

One person told BBC Persian that her neighbourhood resembled a battlefield.

The protests, now in their seventh day, have reached 80 other cities and towns. A human rights group said at least 31 civilians had been killed, while state television put the death toll at 17.

The unrest was sparked by the death of a woman detained by morality police.

Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman from the north-western city of Saqez, died in hospital in Tehran on Friday following three days in a coma.

She was visiting the capital on 13 September when she was arrested by morality police officers, who accused her of violating the law requiring women to cover their hair with a hijab, or headscarf, and their arms and legs with loose clothing. She collapsed after being taken to a detention centre.

There are reports that officers beat Ms Amini's head with a baton and banged her head against one of their vehicles. The police have said there is no evidence of any mistreatment and that she suffered "sudden heart failure".

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Let's hope they rise up in millions and rid themselves once and for all of these oppressive, self centred, empowered, bearded buffoons, full of hatred and prepared to sacrifice the lives of others for their own weird political interests under the disguise of an archaic dogma they call religion.

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At least 35 people are reported dead in hijab protests that broke out in Iran, even as president Ebrahim Raisi said that the country needed to “deal decisively” with “those who opposed security and tranquility”, Iranian state media reported.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/at-least-35-dead-in-hijab-protests-in-iran-state-media-reports/ar-AA12bTnt?

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5 hours ago, Eldorado said:

Ebrahim Raisi said that the country needed to “deal decisively” with “those who opposed security and tranquility”

Gee, seems to be a lot of that going around.  I heard a speech just like it by our president a couple of weeks ago.  

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