United Nations – US President Joe Biden expressed solidarity with women protesting the death of Mahsa Amini (22), a Kurdish woman who was detained by the religious affairs police in Iran for not wearing the hijab. After Mahsa’s death, there is a great protest in Iran. Eight people died in the clashes.
US President Joe Biden declared solidarity with Iranian women after Iranian President Ibrahim Razi’s speech at the United Nations. Speaking to the UN General Assembly, Biden said he is on the side of the courageous citizens and women protesting in Iran for fundamental rights.
Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by the religious affairs police on the 13th for not wearing the hijab, died in a Tehran hospital 3 days later. Mass protests have been going on for days in 7 provinces of the Kurdish minority region, including Mahsa’s hometown of Sakhes. Internet bans have been imposed in some cities. Students from the University of Tehran also took to the streets in protest. The women protest by taking off their hijabs, setting fires and cutting their hair. The demonstrators demanded freedom and equality. Large-scale protests take place in 15 cities. Stones were thrown at the police. Protesters set fire to police vehicles and waste bins and shouted anti-government slogans. Meanwhile, a representative of the country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, visited the home of the deceased woman.
Summary in English: Joe Biden swears solidarity with Iranian women amid “anti-hijab” protests.