Female students in Tehran chanted “get misplaced” as Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi visited their university campus on Saturday and condemned protesters enraged by the demise of a younger lady in custody, activists stated.
Raisi addressed professors and students at Alzahra University in Tehran, reciting a poem that equated “rioters” with flies, as nationwide demonstrations entered a fourth week.
“They think about they’ll obtain their evil targets in universities,” state TV reported. “Unbeknownst to them, our students and professors are alert and won’t enable the enemy to understand their evil targets.”
A video posted on Twitter by the activist 1500tasvir web site confirmed what it stated have been girls students chanting “Raisi get misplaced” and “Mullahs get misplaced” because the president visited their campus. Another social media video confirmed students chanting: “We do not desire a corrupt visitor,” in reference to Raisi.
Reuters couldn’t instantly confirm the movies.
An Iranian state coroner’s report denied that 22-year-old Mahsa Amini had died due to blows to the pinnacle and limbs whereas in morality police custody and linked her demise to pre-existing medical situations, state media stated on Friday.
Amini, an Iranian Kurd, was arrested in Tehran on Sept. 13 for carrying “inappropriate apparel,” and died three days later.
Her demise has ignited nationwide demonstrations, marking the largest problem to Iran’s clerical leaders in years.
Some girls have eliminated their veils in defiance of the clerical institution whereas livid crowds referred to as for the downfall of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The authorities has described the protests as a plot by Iran’s enemies together with the United States, accusing armed dissidents — amongst others — of violence through which at the least 20 members of the safety forces have been reported killed.
Rights teams say greater than 185 folks have been killed, a whole bunch injured and hundreds arrested by safety forces confronting protests.
After a name for mass demonstrations on Saturday, safety forces shot at protesters and used tear gasoline within the Kurdish cities of Sanandaj and Saqez, in accordance to the Iranian human rights group Hengaw.
In Sanandaj, capital of the northwestern Kurdistan province, one man lay lifeless in his automobile whereas a lady screamed “shameless,” in accordance to Hengaw, which stated he had been shot by safety forces after he honked his horn as an indication of protest.
But a senior police official repeated the declare by safety forces that they didn’t use stay bullets and that the person had been killed by “counter-revolutionaries” (armed dissidents), the state information company IRNA reported.
A video shared on social media confirmed a younger lady mendacity unconscious on the bottom after she was apparently shot within the northeastern metropolis of Mashhad. Protesters gathered round her to assist.
The Norway-based group Iran Human Rights stated on its web site that at the least 185 folks, together with at the least 19 kids, had been killed within the protests. The highest variety of killings occurred within the restive Sistan-Baluchistan province with half the recorded deaths, it stated.
State TV confirmed footage of Ayatollah Khamenei during its important night information, with the printed briefly interrupted in an obvious hack along with his picture surrounded by flames, subsequent to the slogan “Arise and be a part of us” and net addresses of the Edalate Ali hacker group.
The group final 12 months hacked safety cameras and uncovered mistreatment of prisoners in a jail largely holding political prisoners.
Call for unity
After a weekly assembly, Raisi and Iran’s head of judiciary and parliament speaker referred to as for unity.
“Currently, the Iranian society wants the unity of all its strata no matter language, faith and ethnicity to overcome the hostility and division unfold by anti-Iranians,” they stated in a press release carried by state media.
A social media video confirmed protesters marching within the northern metropolis of Babol and several other posts stated safety forces had surrounded students demonstrating on a university campus.
Hengaw additionally carried a video of emergency personnel making an attempt to resuscitate an individual and stated one protester had died after being shot within the stomach by safety forces in Sanandaj. Reuters couldn’t confirm the video.
One of the colleges in Saqez metropolis’s sq. was stuffed with ladies chanting “lady, life, freedom,” Hengaw reported.
The broadly adopted 1500tasvir Twitter account additionally reported shootings at protesters within the two northwestern Kurdish cities.
A university scholar who was on his means to be a part of protests in Tehran stated he was not afraid of being arrested and even killed.
“They can kill us, arrest us however we is not going to stay silent anymore. Our classmates are in jail. How can we stay silent” the coed, who requested to stay nameless, told Reuters.
Iran’s semi-official information businesses performed down the protests throughout the capital Tehran. The ISNA company reported “restricted” demonstrations in about 10 areas of the town and stated many Bazaar merchants had shut their outlets for worry of harm brought on by the unrest, denying there was a strike.
Internet watchdog NetBlocks stated that the web had been reduce in Sanadaj once more amid protests in Kurdish areas within the northwest. The group stated on Friday that “web stays regionally disrupted throughout #Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, #Iran, seven days after an escalation of violence and civilian killings by safety forces.”