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Iranian protesters set police stations on fire as unrest spread over the woman’s deathAchi News

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In the northeast, near a police station set on fire, protesters chanted, “We will die, we will die, but we will take back Iran,” a video posted on the Twitter account 1500tasvir showed. The 1500tasvir account focuses on the Iran protests and has around 100,000 followers.

Reuters could not verify footage.

Another police station was torched in Tehran as unrest spread from Amini’s home province of Kurdistan.

Amini’s death has reignited anger across the Islamic Republic, which is reeling from restrictions on personal freedoms – including strict dress codes for women – and economic sanctions.

Iran’s clerical rulers fear a revival of the 2019 protests that erupted against the Islamic Republic’s bloodiest gasoline price hike in history. Reuters reported that 1,500 people were killed.

Protesters this week also expressed anger at Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. “Mojtaba, don’t die and become supreme leader,” a crowd was seen chanting in Tehran, referring to Khamenei’s son, who some believe could succeed his father in Iran’s political establishment.

Reuters could not verify the video.

Reports by Kurdish rights group Henga, which Reuters could not verify, said the death toll in Kurdish areas had risen to 12 as of Wednesday. Iranian officials have denied that security forces killed the protesters, suggesting they may have been shot dead by armed protesters.

With no sign of the protests easing, authorities blocked internet access, according to accounts from Henggao, residents and internet blackout watchdog NetBlocks.

Women have played a prominent role in the protests, waving and burning their veils, and some cutting their hair in public.

In northern Iran, mobs armed with sticks and rocks attacked two members of the security forces on a motorcycle as a crowd cheered, as seen in a video that Reuters could not verify.


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