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Mexico: 'Long live the revolution!' - Activists cut their hair outside capital’s Iranian Embassy following death of Mahsa Amini
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Mexico: 'Long live the revolution!' - Activists cut their hair outside capital’s Iranian Embassy following death of Mahsa Amini

Mexico, Mexico City
September 28, 2022 at 06:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of female activists gathered outside the Iranian Embassy in Mexico City on Tuesday to protest following the death of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman who died in police custody in Tehran.

Footage shows demonstrators spray-painting slogans such as 'killers' on the walls, while some cut their hair off to show solidarity with Amini.

"The heads of the embassies support the compulsory veil and assist the state that beats and massacres people in the streets of Iran while they themselves live in total impunity outside the country," said one, while another shouted: "Death to the Islamic Republic! Live life! Long live the revolution!"

Amini fell into a coma and died on September 16, following her arrest by Tehran’s 'morality police' for allegedly breaking strict hijab rules.

Police say she had a heart attack and that her death was an 'unfortunate accident'. Demonstrators claim she was beaten, while her family has denied she had any health problems.

Other protests have been seen inside Iran and around the world. President Ebrahim Raisi said that her death must be investigated, but also accused Western countries of 'double standards' on human rights.

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Dozens of female activists gathered outside the Iranian Embassy in Mexico City on Tuesday to protest following the death of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman who died in police custody in Tehran.

Footage shows demonstrators spray-painting slogans such as 'killers' on the walls, while some cut their hair off to show solidarity with Amini.

"The heads of the embassies support the compulsory veil and assist the state that beats and massacres people in the streets of Iran while they themselves live in total impunity outside the country," said one, while another shouted: "Death to the Islamic Republic! Live life! Long live the revolution!"

Amini fell into a coma and died on September 16, following her arrest by Tehran’s 'morality police' for allegedly breaking strict hijab rules.

Police say she had a heart attack and that her death was an 'unfortunate accident'. Demonstrators claim she was beaten, while her family has denied she had any health problems.

Other protests have been seen inside Iran and around the world. President Ebrahim Raisi said that her death must be investigated, but also accused Western countries of 'double standards' on human rights.