Iranian students take to the streets to join striking business owners as Amini protests hit on 83rd day


Students joined protesters who took to the streets across Iran on Wednesday as demonstrations stemming from the death of Mahsa Amini continued until the 83rd day.

The protesting students have been joined by shopkeepers across the country who have closed shops and gone on strike in recent days, the National Council of Resistance of Iran reported on Wednesday, as tensions between the Iranian regime and protesters continued to escalate after Amini’s death in September.

Iranian government forces reportedly closed many shops across the country in retaliation for joining the traders’ strike, and protesters reportedly clashed with government forces on Wednesday.

Later Wednesday evening, protesters marched through Azadi Square in Tehran chanting “Death to Khamenei” and “Death to the dictator” despite a heavy presence of Iranian security forces who intermittently opened fire on the crowd with rifles plumb.

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Students take to the streets in Iran during the 83rd day of protests.
(National Council of Resistance of Iran)

Ali Safavi, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, told Fox News Digital that the protests and strikes were taking place in some 80 cities across the country and 40 locations in Tehran.

“It is time for the international community to move beyond words and symbolic sanctions and take concrete action, including severing diplomatic relations, expelling regime envoys and recognizing the right of the Iranian people to defend themselves,” Safavi said. . “A misogynistic, child-killing regime has no place in the community of civilized nations. Its leaders, including Ali Khamenei and Ebrahim Raisi, must be held to account.”

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Iranians protest the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after her arrest by vice police in Tehran on October 1, 2022.

Iranians protest the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after her arrest by vice police in Tehran on October 1, 2022.
(The Associated Press)

Protests, sometimes deadly, have erupted in Iran and around the world following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who death in custody in September after being arrested by the “morals police” for not wearing the compulsory headscarf imposed on women.

Human rights groups say security forces killed at least 448 people and made up to 18,000 arrests. Around 60 children are said to have been killed by the regime during the demonstrations.

On Thursday, Iran carried out what appeared to be the first execution of a protester who took part in the uprising.

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In this photo released by the official website of Iran's Supreme Leader's Office, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a televised New Year's address, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, March 21, 2022.

In this photo released by the official website of Iran’s Supreme Leader’s Office, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a televised New Year’s address, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, March 21, 2022.
(Office of Iran’s Supreme Leader via AP)

Mohsen Shekari, 23, was hanged on Thursday morning after being found guilty by a revolutionary court of “enmity against God”.

An Iranian media outlet known as Mizan, which is linked to Tehran’s justice system, said the 23-year-old was accused of brandishing a machete, injuring a police officer and blocking access to the street at Tehran on September 25 with the “intent to kill”. and creating terror and depriving people of freedom and security. »

Other activists claimed he was convicted following a “show trial” devoid of any due process.

Fox News’ Caitlin McFall contributed to this report.


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