Protests started in September after the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who was arrested by the Iran’s “morality police” for not carrying hijab properly . Many people around the world came into the support of this protest . Majorly, FIFA WORLD CUP fans took many items with them in the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Qatar which included flags and T-shirts to show disrespect for the Iran’s police but their items were seized by the security outside the stadium itself.
Many of the attendees brought various items for protest but security didn’t allow them to take them inside and all this happened on Friday , when the country’s national team played it’s second match of the tournament. The just wanted to support the massive protest against these killers . It’s basically the personal choice of a women to wear hijab or not , in the democratic and independent countries no one can impose such strict rules on anyone and violence against this is not tolerable at all .
The 22-year-old died days after being arrested and reportedly beaten by Iran’s morality police in September for allegedly not adhering to the nation’s dress code for women. At such young age , she left this world leaving her whole family behind .
Pro-Iranian government fans also harassed those in support for the demonstrations against Iran’s regime by hurling insults at them , filming them badly on their phones and ripping flags from their hands which shows instead of being apologetic they are just increasing the level of violence slowly and gradually to cover up their guilt. Several women spoke against it and gave interviews to foreign media outside the stadium to showcase their views and opinions on this matter.
Reportedly, In the protests, many have died and thousands have been detained for their participation, according to the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. More than 300 people have been killed since the protests began in September.
Before playing their first match on Monday, the Iranian team remained silent during their national anthem in what some interpreted to be a sign of unanimity with the protests. But before their second match on Friday, the Iran team sung along to their national anthem in a departure from their World Cup kickoff earlier in the week.
The event that happened gave goosebumps to everyone around and thus the protests against this act is still on the streets of Iran.