Demonstrations : Thousands at protest rallies against Iranian regime


demonstrations
Thousands at protest rallies against Iranian regime

Demonstrators in front of the Alte Oper in Frankfurt.  Following the death of Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody in Iran

Demonstrators in front of the Alte Oper in Frankfurt. After the death of Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody in Iran, thousands of people took to the streets in Germany. photo

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Solidarity rallies in Hamburg and Frankfurt: Thousands of people took to the streets in Germany against the ruling system and discrimination against women in Iran.

Several thousand people took part in demonstrations in Germany with the anti-government protests in Iran solidarity. In Hamburg, the police spoke of 4,000 participants on Saturday and in Frankfurt am Main of 2,800. They were protesting against the system of government in Iran and the systematic discrimination against women.

The protests in Iran were triggered by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. She had been arrested by the Morality Police for violating the Islamic dress code, after which she fell into a coma and died. Critics accuse the morality police of using violence that police denies that. Since then, thousands have been demonstrating in the country against the government and the Islamic system. At least 19 people were killed in riots in the southeast on Friday.

In Hamburg participants shouted “Away, away, away – mullahs have to go” and “women want freedom”. There had already been an action on the town hall market in the morning, in which protesters put posters and a wig painted red on the ground. In Frankfurt, demonstrators chanted slogans like “Woman – Life – Freedom”. There were more participants than registered.

The events took place peacefully in both cities, according to the police authorities.

dpa



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