At least 12 dead in Iran after a new day of protests against the regime throughout the country

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The Islamic Republic was the scene of another night of violence with shooting attacks and clashes in the streets. The mobilizations take place on the third anniversary of the 2019 mobilizations, in which the repression of the Persian regime left 300 people dead

< p>At least 12 dead in Iran after a new day of protests against the regime throughout the country

The protests yesterday in Iran left at least 12 dead (AFP)

Iran lived a violent night with mobilizations throughout the country and two attacks on shots that caused at least 12 deaths, as the protests over the death of Mahsa Amini enter their third month.

The protests that began after the death on September 16 of Amini, after being arrested earlier by the Morale Police for wearing the Islamic headscarf incorrectly, have intensified in recent days due to the commemoration of the mobilizations of 2019, in which 300 people died.

“Woman, life, freedom”< /b>, the slogan of the protests, resounded last night in many cities across the country, such as Tehran, Gorgan, Sanandaj and Isfahan, where protesters danced around bonfires.

The chaos of the protests was “taken advantage of by terrorist groups” to carry out a shooting attack in the southern city of Ize Iran, according to the regime's official agency IRNA.

At least 12 dead in Iran after a new day of protests against the regime throughout the country

The protests have intensified in recent days due to the commemoration of the 2019 mobilizations, in which 300 people were killed (AFP)

There, armed men riding motorcycles opened fire on passers-by and police in the market central city, killing at least seven people and injuring 15.

Three suspects have been detained for their alleged involvement in the attack, reported Ali Dehqani, director of the Department of Justice in Khuzestan, where Ize is located, according to the Tasnim agency.< /p>

That city experienced heavy clashes last night, in which protesters set fire to a religious seminary, according to Tasnim.

In another attack, gunmen on motorcycles fired at security forces in the city of Isfahan, in the center of the country, killing two basiji (Islamic militants) and wounding eight others.

At least 12 dead in Iran after a new day of protests against the regime throughout the country

(AFP)

In addition, three people died in the city of Semirom, in the province of Isfahan, in circumstances not explained by the authorities.

Intensification of protests

Protests have intensified since Tuesday, following a call by activists to commemorate the 2019 mobilizations that killed 300 people, according to Amnesty International

Strikes are taking place in many cities of the country, but it is difficult to know their extent given the limitations of the internet and the lack of official information.

Activists in Tehran reported closures in the Grand Bazaar, an end point that EFE could not verify, but the popular Tajrish bazaar was fully open yesterday.

In another well-known shopping mall in the capital several shops were closed and some shopkeepers were shouting “death to the dictator”, referring to the supreme leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei.

At least 12 dead in Iran after a new day of protests against the regime in the whole country

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with a group of students in Tehran, Iran, on November 2, 2022. Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader/WANA (West Asian News Agency)/Handout via REUTERS/File

Police spokesman Mehdi Hayian said some individuals were threatening merchants in the Grand Bazaar and other markets to close in an attempt to cause “terror”.

The protests are carried out above all by young people and women shouting “woman, life, freedom”, chanting slogans against the regime and burning veils, one of the symbols of the Islamic Republic and something unthinkable not long ago.

The security forces are harshly repressing the protests, while the authorities censor internet and communications to try to stop them.

At least 12 dead in Iran after a new day of protests against the regime throughout the country

A motorcycle of police burns during a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini in Tehran, Iran. September 19, 2022. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS/File

At least 326, including 43 minors, have been killed in police repression, according to the Oslo-based NGO Iran Human Rights.

Furthermore, five people have so far been sentenced to death for their participation in the demonstrations, while some 2,000 have been accused of various crimes for demonstrating.

The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly approved yesterday by 79 votes in favor, 28 against and 68 abstentions a resolution critical of Iran for the latest riots and the extensive repression unleashed to defuse them.

(With information from EFE)

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