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Iranian police open fire on commuters at Tehran metro station [Video]

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 November 2022, 16:07 IST
Iranian police open fire on commuters.

In an extensively shared video footage substantiated by AFP, security forces in Iran appear to open fire on commuters at a Tehran metro station, causing them to scramble and fall over each other on the platform.

Here's the video:


Another verified video displayed the security forces, including plainclothes officers, attacking women without hijab headscarves on an underground train.

"We'll fight! We'll die! We'll take back Iran!" a crowd of protesters could be heard chanting on a Tehran street, in a video published by the 1500tasvir social media monitor.

Street violence raged across Iran as protests promped by the September 16 death of Amini escalated on the anniversary of a brutal 2019 crackdown.

Iran issued a series of death sentences as women-led protests over Mahsa Amini's death entered a third month on Wednesday, with clashes reportedly claiming at least seven lives in two days.

That death toll did not add six people authorities said were killed by gunmen who attacked protesters and police on Wednesday in the southwestern province of Khuzestan.

Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman of Kurdish origin, died in the custody of the notorious morality police after her arrest for an alleged breach of Iran's strict dress code for women.

Protesters have called for three days of actions to commemorate hundreds killed in the "Bloody Aban" [Bloody November] protests that broke out on November 15, 2019, after a shock decision to hike fuel prices.

The anniversary gave fresh impetus to the Amini protests, which have seen women burn their headscarves and confront security forces on the streets.

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First published: 17 November 2022, 12:07 IST