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People around the world marched in solidarity with protesters in Iran

People around the world marched in solidarity with protesters in Iran

Thousands of people around the world marched on Saturday in solidarity with anti-government protests in Iran as violent police crackdowns continue against people who speak out against Iran’s mandatory hijab laws.

In Berlin, the police valued that around 37,000 people had joined the German demonstration on Saturday afternoon. In Washington, D.C., hundreds marched on the National Mall waving Iranian flags chanting, “Be afraid. Be afraid. We are one.” Several universities in Tehran staged further protests on Sunday.

The outcry was sparked by the death of a 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, an Iranian Kurdish woman who died on September 16 while in the custody of the Iranian vice squad. She was arrested for wearing tight pants and “inappropriately” wearing her hijab. Her family later spoke out, saying they believed she had been tortured and killed.

Protests have spread across Iran, with many calling for the fall of the conservative regime — and international voices quickly joined in criticism of Iran’s theocratic rule and brutal crackdown on protesters. President Joe Biden condemned Iran’s actions earlier this month.

From Tokyo to London to Sydney, here are some of the images that captured this weekend’s marches:

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