Two killed as anti-govt demonstrations turn violent in Iran
by ebor cletus ralph jr
Anti-government protests in Iran, which are now in their fourth week, turned violent on Saturday when demonstrators clashed with security personnel.
In addition to those who died, numerous others were hurt, according to accounts from human rights organisations, “as the most persistent rallies against a deeply established theocracy reached their fourth week.”
On September 17, protests broke out in response to the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who had passed away while in the care of Iran’s dreaded morality police.
Amini had been arrested and detained for alleged violation of strict Islamic dress codes for women by not wearing a head scarf.
After her burial, the protests spread across the country and were met by a fierce crackdown, in which dozens are estimated to have been killed and hundreds arrested.
According to a report by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network, a man was shot and killed while operating a vehicle on a main thoroughfare in the northern city of Sanandaj.
The group claimed that the guy was shot after honking at security personnel stationed on the street, noting that activists had been using honking as a form of civil disobedience.
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