More protests in Iran – crisis meeting of the political leadership

Updated on 09/10/2022 09:52

  • Protests continue in Iran.
  • The political leadership then gathered for a crisis meeting.
  • The people should oppose the “hostile conspiracies” of the enemies of the Islamic system.

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Due to ongoing protests in Iran, which are critical to the system, the country’s political leadership has gathered for a crisis meeting. According to the President’s Office, President Ebrahim Raisi, the President of Parliament and the Head of the Judiciary also attended. In a joint press release from the President’s Office on Sunday, they called on the people to preserve national unity and oppose the “hostile conspiracies” of the enemies of the Islamic system.

The Schargh newspaper reported Sunday that two channels of the state broadcaster IRIB had also been hacked. According to Schargh, on Saturday evening news broadcasts on two channels were briefly interrupted and images of some of the women who died during the protests were shown. The slogan “Rise and join us” was displayed. The Anonymous group, which had already hacked several Iranian authorities in recent weeks, would again be responsible for the hacking.

According to eyewitnesses, the protests continue

According to eyewitnesses, the protests continued Sunday night. As a result, the willingness to use violence has increased significantly on both sides. Police are said to have not only used tear gas against the protesters, but also shot them with paintball ammunition. Protesters reportedly threw Molotov cocktails at officers and set fire to mobile police stations. A young driver was reportedly shot in the head during a demonstration in the western Iranian city of Sanandaj. Police said the protesters shot him to death, which in turn blamed the police for his death.

After the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in mid-September, numerous people demonstrated in Iran. Security forces also used violence against protesters. According to observers, at least dozens of people were killed in connection with the protests and many more were injured.
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