Watch: Security forces opened fire at a metro station in Tehran

Watch: Security Forces Opened Fire At A Metro Station In Tehran
📷 As bullets are fired, Iranians are seen running and falling at a metro station in Tehran. (Image: AFP)

Iranian security forces opened fire on protesters at a metro station in Tehran and battered women who were not covering their heads as protests over the death of Mahsa Amini entered their third month.

Videos that have been widely circulated on social media show passengers fleeing the scene after police opened fire on a crowded platform, with many tripping and being crushed in the process. Police hitting women and marching through trains were also captured on camera through train windows.

“Iran’s security forces and plainclothes officers violently attack and beat up protesters on board a Tehran metro train on Tuesday, a day of mass protests across the country,” Shayan Sardarizadeh wrote on Twitter while sharing a video of the attack.

Protests started after Mahsa Amini, 22, who was arrested on September 16 for improperly donning the hijab, passed away while being held by the morality police.

On Tuesday, protest organisers announced three days of action to remember “Bloody November” of 2019, when hundreds of people died protesting an increase in fuel prices.

“We’ll battle! We’ll perish! In a video posted by social media watchdog 1500tasvir, demonstrators could be seen screaming, “We’ll take back Iran!” around a bonfire on a Tehran street. In metro stations, protesters have also been heard yelling and torching headscarves.

At least seven people have reportedly died in the violence in just two days. Six other fatalities, according to authorities, were caused by gunmen who attacked protestors and police in the southwest province of Khuzestan later on Wednesday.

Hengaw reported that on Wednesday, after invading Kurdistan University in the volatile western city of Sanandaj, special forces also started shooting at students.

According to the most recent statistics provided by Iran Human Rights (IHR) on Wednesday, security forces have murdered at least 342 people throughout the crackdown, including 43 children and 26 women.

Additionally, according to the rights group, at least 15,000 people have been detained; however, the Iranian government disputes this number.

Iran charges Western countries, notably Britain, that sponsor Persian-language media of inciting unrest.

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