Protests erupt in Iran after Mahsa Amini dies in morality police custody

Angry protests in Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the country's morality police drew more people to the streets and new support from around the world Tuesday.

Angry protests over the death of a young woman in the custody of Iran's morality police drew more people to the streets and new support from around the world Tuesday.

A human rights group said five people had been killed by security forces as thousands marched in cities across the country, including the capital, Tehran, following the death last week of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman.

As the unrest spread to new cities and towns, a top United Nations official demanded an independent probe and expressed “alarm” at what she called the “violent response” from authorities.

Security forces cracked down on protests in Iran’s Kurdish region in recent days, according to the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, an independent monitoring group, which said five people had been killed and dozens injured.

Two of the protesters were killed as a result of “direct fire,” while at least 250 people were arrested across the country, the group said.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/protests-iran-mahsa-amini-woman-dies-morality-police-custody-rcna46807


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