BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people gathered in the German capital on Saturday to show solidarity with the rebels Iranian protestersa movement sparked by the death of a woman in moral police custody evolved into a challenge to the Islamic Republic.
Berlin police estimated that 37,000 people had taken part in the German demonstrations by late afternoon. Participants carried Iranian flags and signs criticizing Iran’s leaders, many with the catchphrase “Women, Life, Freedom” in both English and German.
Organized by the Woman(asterisk) Life Freedom Collective, the demonstration began at the Victory Column in Berlin’s Tiergarten Park and continued as it marched through central Berlin.
Some demonstrators said they were from elsewhere in Germany, other european countries to show their support.
“It is very important that we are here to speak for the Iranian people who have been killed in the streets. This is not a protest. This is Iran’s revolution, and the world must see it.”
Other issues were also the focus of demonstrations in Berlin, including calls for social solidarity in the wake of a potential energy crisis and advocating speed limits on German highways.
in Tehran, Further anti-government demonstrations It was held at several universities on Saturday. Iran’s nationwide movement first focused on the country’s mandatory hijab after the death of his 22-year-old Mercer Amini, who was in Moral Police custody on Sept. 16.
security forces More than 200 people were killed when people dispersed the rally with live ammunition and tear gas, according to human rights groups.
Tehran’s government is also in the spotlight in the European capital. supplied by iran An explosive drone used by the Russian military in Ukraine.