News ID: 324292
Published: 0209 GMT September 23, 2022

Millions rally across Iran to condemn violent foreign-backed riots

Millions rally across Iran to condemn violent foreign-backed riots
MOHAMMADREZA ALIMADADI/IRNA
People hold a rally in Tehran on September 23, 2022 to condemn recent violent riots in Iran.

Millions of Iranians took to the streets across the vast country on Friday to condemn desecration of Islamic sanctities and acts of vandalism by rioters in the past few days.

The rallies, according to a statement by the Coordinating Council of Iran's Islamic Propagation Organization, condemned "disruptive measures of few mercenaries and deceived individuals who insulted the sanctity of the Holy Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), set fire to a number of mosques and sacred flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran, assaulted the hijab of women, vandalized public properties, and undermined the security of people," Press TV reported.

The statement came as street violence has erupted in the country after the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, in a hospital days after she was detained by police.

Despite clarification on circumstances surrounding the death of Amini, violent protests have led to attacks on security officers and acts of vandalism against public property as well as police vehicles and ambulances.

A preliminary investigation carried out by the Iranian Parliament has also ruled out the use of force on the woman, pointing to her medical history and brain surgery years ago.

Iranian Health Ministry announced on Thursday that over 60 ambulances have been destroyed during the riots in several cities.

Describing the attacks on ambulances as an inhumane act and demanding that rioters be held accountable, the ministry said the move had disrupted emergency health services and the treatment process of patients.

Meanwhile, at least five security personnel have been killed while trying to confront riots in Mashhad, Quchan, Shiraz, Tabriz, and Karaj. Reports said several other security forces have been injured.

According to the IRIB News Agency, over a dozen people were also killed during the street violence.

There are also unconfirmed reports of car-ramming attacks against security forces.

In a statement on Thursday evening, Iran’s Intelligence Ministry warned rioters, noting that people’s participation in such gatherings is illegal and could result in judicial prosecution.

 

 

 

   
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Resource: Press TV
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