The largest image of Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, was burned during protests over the death of Mahsa Amini

Unprecedented footage has shown protesters burning images of Iran’s regime’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the late Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani.

The demonstrations have already left a balance of at least 36 people deaddue to the repression of the State security forces.

Protests erupted a week ago in Iran following the death of a woman detained by morale police, a New York-based NGO reported.

Mahsa Amini, 22, was arrested by the morality police on 13 September in Tehran for wearing “inappropriate clothing”. She passed away three days later in hospital, and her death sparked a wave of demonstrations across the country.

According to activists, he received a fatal blow to the head, but Iranian officials denied this and announced an investigation.

A state media reported 17 people killed in these demonstrations, but several NGOs, including the New York-based Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI), give much higher figures.

“The authorities have recognized the death of at least 17 people, but independent sources speak of 36″ deaths, CHRI tweeted Thursday night.

“Wait for the balance to go up. International leaders need to put pressure on Iranian officials to authorize demonstrations without resorting to lethal weapons,” he added.

After the death of Mahsa Amini, the demonstrations began in the main cities of Iran, including Tehran, Isfahan (center) or Mashhad (northeast).

Amnesty International recently denounced a “brutal crackdown” and warned that security forces fired on the crowd with rubber bullets and used tear gas and water cannons.


This Wednesday, while the Persian president ebrahim raisi remembered at the UN General Assembly in New York the late general Qassem Soleimania group of protesters burned a mural of the former head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards.

The fact is all a symptom. It is not only a message for the ayatollahs’ regime, but also a sign, since took place in Kerman, the hometown of the former commander of the Al Quds Forcesthe Iranian elite body operating abroad.

in the shared video by Iranian journalist Yashar Ali you can see a group of young people climb some scaffolding and burn the huge mural of Soleimani.

Almost simultaneously, Raisi showed -as a tribute- a photo of the powerful Iranian general at the UN plenary session in New York, an iconic city of the country that ordered the attack in which the former leader of the Revolutionary Guards was killed in Baghdadan organization considered a terrorist group by Washington.

Images like those of Kerman have been seen in different cities of Iran in recent days, with the burning and destruction of images of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Ayatollah Khomenei, among others.


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