Young #Iranians are now video themselves removing the turbans from the heads of clerics as demonstrations over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini continue in Iran. As part of the ongoing anti-hijab demonstrations, schoolboys and girls may be seen in a number of social media videos kicking clerics’ turbans and fleeing.
The turban of a cleric walking along a relatively empty street is knocked off in one popular video by a young child who runs up behind him. The cleric was seen bending down to pick up his turban, but the girl did not pause to turn around and kept running.
“Removing the turbans of clerics has turned into an act of protest after regime killed hundreds of innocent protesters,” the caption of the video read.
International anxiety over Iran’s response to the demonstrations has increased as a result of this particular manifestation of disrespect for the nation’s religious establishment. The protests that erupted after Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who died in the morality police’s custody after being detained for improperly donning her hijab, died have reportedly resulted in hundreds of deaths at the hands of Iranian security forces.
Authorities have cautioned demonstrators to leave the streets, but protests have not decreased despite their warnings. Schoolgirls have been captured on camera tearing up photographs of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic revolution in 1979, and the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and burning their veils on social media.
Since Ms. Amini’s passing, students at other institutions in Tehran and other Iranian cities have also been protesting. They were purportedly killed in violent protests that shook the foundation of Islamic governance in Iran because they were screaming anti-regime slogans.
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