Iran protests surge as the intense pressure continues
The Iran protests, starting after the murder of a woman named Mahsa Emini, continue to surge under crackdown. There were intense protests at a funeral in Mahsabad today.
BBC sources announced that due to the 40th day of Mahsa Amini's death, protests were held in at least 25 cities such as the capital Tehran, as well as Rasht, Tabriz, Mashhad, Shiraz, Urmiye, Kum, Kirman and Merivan.
A cemetery that is near to Kharamabad has been a flashpoint for today's protests. Protesters gathered on the cemetery road and chanted slogans such as "Woman, life, freedom" and "Death to the dictator", which have become symbols of anti-government protests since Amini's death.
A 35-year-old Kurdish man named Ismaeli Maludi was shot to death during protests. The shooting was reportedly caused by direct fire from government forces. In the vicinity of Sanandaj, another protester was shot. These cases reignited the protest under the pressure.
According to the Norwegian-based Iranian Human Rights organization, 234 protesters lost their lives, 29 of them children, in the protests that started with Amini's funeral and continued for 40 days.