Iranian students clash with riot police

THERAN: Iranian students clashed with security forces at a top Tehran university on Monday amid a wave of unrest sparked by Mahsa Amini's death, according to state media and rights groups.

Kurdish Iranian Amini, 22, was pronounced dead on September 16 after she was detained for allegedly violating rules requiring women to wear hijab headscarves and modest clothing, which has changed Iran in nearly three years. gave rise to the biggest wave of opposition.

Overnight, local media reported that riot police confronted hundreds of students at Sharif University of Technology using weapons that fired tear gas and paintballs and non-lethal steel shrapnel.

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According to the Iranian Mehr news agency, "Woman, life, liberty," students shouted, as well as "students prefer death to humiliation", adding that the country's science minister later made efforts to pacify the students. I had come to talk. Situation.

The Oslo-based group Iran Human Rights posted a video purportedly showing Iranian police chasing students on motorcycles into an underground parking garage and, in another clip, removing detainees with their heads wrapped in black cloth bags. is shown.

In other footage, gunfire and screaming can be heard as large groups of people run down the street at night, which AFP has not independently verified.

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Tonight security forces attacked Sharif University in Tehran. "The shooting can be heard," IHR said on Twitter on Sunday.
In another video clip, the crowd can be heard shouting slogans: "Don't be afraid! Don't be afraid! We're all in this together!" According to IHR, the video was shot on Sunday at the Shariat metro station in Tehran's capital.

The New York-based Center for Human Rights in Iran from Sharif University and Tehran expressed concern about "violent suppression of protests + detainees with their heads fully clothed" in videos released today.

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According to Mehr, “Sharif Technological University announced that, due to the recent events and the need for the safety of the students, all classes will start almost from Monday.”

Dozens of protesters have been killed and more than a thousand arrested since the unrest began on 16 September. Members of the security forces were also among those killed.

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