TEHRAN : In Iran, the protests continued in several cities across the country on Thursday against the death of young woman in police custody. Human rights groups claimed that at least 83 people had been killed in nearly two weeks of demonstrations. Iranian State television said, police had arrested a large number of rioters without giving figures.
Iran’s semi-official news agency ISNA quoted Tehran’s provincial governor as saying authorities would take action against the celebrities who have joined in on protests. However, filmmakers, athletes, musicians, and actors have expressed support for the demonstrations. The Iranian football team also covered their national team logo during a friendly match in Vienna just days ago.
The protests, which started nearly two weeks ago following the death of Mahsa Amini after she was arrested by morality police for wearing unsuitable attire have spread across cities in Iran.