People demonstrate in front of the new House of Representatives building in The Hague on Friday in protest against the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in Iran. She died last week after being arrested by the religious police for violating the Islamic dress code.
There is a large group of people with Iranian flags and banners. People chant ‘Gone, Gone, Killer’, and banners read ‘the last 48 hours there has been no internet in Iran’.
According to the protesters, Amini received a fatal blow to her head by the religious police that caused her brain damage and slipped into a coma. She died a few days later. Police deny the assault and say she died of natural causes. Since then, thousands of people have demonstrated in numerous Iranian cities against the regime’s repressive course. In many cities, women have cut their hair in protest against Amini’s death. Some also cut their hair at the protest in The Hague.
The Association of Iranian Academics indicates that it will demonstrate at the Iranian embassy in The Hague from next Sunday. The association wants to repeat the protest at the embassy every day until Thursday 29 September. With the action, the association wants to ‘show solidarity’ with demonstrators in Iran itself. In addition, through the action they call on ‘youth and young people to mobilize themselves against the regime of Iran’, according to Sultany Taied of the association.