Sep 25, 2022 12:55 UTC
  • Huge crowds of people hold rallies in Tehran to denounce riots, acts of sacrilege

Huge crowds of people have taken to the streets in the Iranian capital Tehran to denounce acts of vandalism and desecration of Islamic sanctities by rioters over the past week following the death of a young Iranian woman after she was taken into a police station.

The protesters carried placards and chanted slogans on Sunday to strongly condemn the evil acts committed by a handful of mercenaries serving foreign enemies, who set fire to the Holy Qur’an, mosques, and the national flag and forcefully removed women’s headscarves on the streets.

The massive protest in Tehran came after earlier in the day, millions of Iranians took to the streets across the nation to condemn the acts of vandalism and desecration of Islamic sanctities by rioters in the past few days after violent street protests erupted in several Iranian cities over the death of a young woman, who died at hospital days after collapsing at a police station in the capital Tehran.

People took to the streets in many cities and towns, including the holy city of Mashhad, the northwestern city of Qazvin, the central city of Esfahan as well as the western cities of Hamedan and Yasuj, to show their unity and outrage over the recent acts of sabotage perpetrated by rioters.

Despite Iranian officials’ clarification on the circumstances surrounding Amini’s death, violent street protests have led to attacks on security officers and acts of vandalism against public property and sanctities.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi said on Saturday that those who have disrupted the security and peace of the country will be dealt with “decisively.”