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Newsline: Protests Hit Iranian Embassies Around the World

Protesters across the world have taken to demonstrating outside Iranian embassies following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. There have been protests in Athens, Paris and New York, with the Metropolitan Police in London saying multiple officers had been injured in demonstrations. According to a VOA news report, around 4,000 protesters had gathered for demonstrations in Paris. (https://www.newsweek.com/iran-protest-embassy-embassies-officers-london-demonstrations-mahsa-amini-1746167) The protest began peacefully at Trocadero Square in the center of the French capital. However, as demonstrators neared the Iranian embassy, police in full anti-riot armor, backed by a line of vans, blocked their path. Tear gas was also used by police to disperse protesters. A Times of Israel report also said some protests descended into violence and that a firebomb was hurled at Iran’s embassy in Athens, Greece. According to the police, at around 1 a.m. local time, two people with their faces covered riding a motorcycle hurled a Molotov cocktail bomb at the wall of the embassy. No damage was caused, however.Amini was arrested by morality police on September 13, who accused her of breaking Iran’s strict law requiring women to cover their hair fully with a headscarf.

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