Ugly video shows London protests over Mahsa Amini getting out of hand.
As protests for Mahsa Amini continue all over the world, a video of a man getting bloody during a protest in the UK has gone viral online.
People all over the world are still protesting in public over the death of Mahsa Amini, an Iranian woman who was 22 years old. Ugly footage from Iranian protests in London has come out.
The Kurdish woman died while in the custody of Iran's infamous morality police. She had been arrested for breaking the country's strict rules about wearing hijabs and modest clothes.
On Sunday, there was a protest at the Iranian Embassy in the UK capital. At least 12 people were arrested, and several police officers were hurt.
Video taken by onlookers showed protesters with Iranian flags and Met Police officers fighting in front of the embassy.
Police said that the protest turned violent before moving to Marble Arch and the Islamic Centre of England in Maida Vale.
Authorities said that 12 people were arrested and that several police officers were hurt, with some needing to go to the hospital.
In another video, a man with a bloody face was taken to a police van after being hit with things. Vision showed that the event happened near Kilburn, which is in the north-west of London.
Soon after, the bloody man was seen fighting with two more men. One of them tried to hit him in the head with a bottle.
Tuesday night was the 12th night in a row that women led protests in Iran, even though people were afraid that a blackout of the internet would make security forces crack down even harder and kill more people.
Since the protests began two weeks ago, dozens of people have died.
Opposition media based outside of the country said that protests were still going on in many cities, but activists said that a blackout of the internet was making it harder and harder to share video footage.
In a video from Tehran's Narmak district, a woman is seen without her headscarf and waving her arms in the air. The video was shared by Manoto television, which also reported on a protest in the southern port city of Chabahar.
The Oslo-based group Iran Human Rights said that even people who stayed home took part by chanting "Death to the dictator!" and "Death to the Islamic republic!" from the roofs or windows of their apartments in Tehran's Shahrak-e Gharb district (IHR).
Women are seen taking off their headscarves in Sanandaj, which is in Amini's home province of Kurdistan. In the southern city of Shiraz, a man lights a banner of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on fire.
"Iran still has internet and cell phone blackouts, but some videos are still getting out," said the Center for Human Rights in Iran, which is based in New York.
Since Amini's death on September 16, "around 60" people have been killed, according to the semi-official Fars news agency. This is more than the official number of deaths, which was 41 on Saturday.
But IHR said that at least 76 people had died because of the crackdown.
On Monday, officials said they had arrested more than 1,200 people. Among those arrested were activists, lawyers, and journalists.
The daughter of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was arrested on Tuesday for trying to start a protest, the Tasnim news agency said.
"A security agency arrested Faezeh Hashemi in the east of Tehran for inciting rioters to join street protests," Tasnim said, without giving more details.
People from all over the world have said that the crackdown is wrong.
Freedom House, a US think tank, asked "other governments to stand with these brave protesters and hold Iranian officials accountable for their wrongdoing."
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Iran to stop hurting women for doing something that should be a basic right. He told reporters in Washington, "We stand with everyone who is using their right to peacefully protest."
This week, tensions between Iran and Western powers have grown. Germany called in the Iranian ambassador, Canada announced sanctions, and Iran called in the British and Norwegian ambassadors.
Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, who is in charge of IHR, said, "We call on the international community to act quickly and together to stop killing and torturing protesters."
Riot police in black body armor have used truncheons to beat protesters during running street battles, and security forces have shot women close up with birdshot, according to recent video footage from AFP.
Mahsa Alimardani, a senior Iran researcher for the freedom of expression group Article 19, said that the internet blackout was just as bad as when fuel price hikes led to deadly protests in November 2019.
"Information isn't coming out like it used to. We don't seem to have as much access to Iran as we used to. "This is a very scary sign that more people will die," she said.
Western condemnation of the bloody crackdown has made it harder for diplomats to try to bring back a nuclear deal between Iran and major powers that US President Donald Trump broke in 2018.
Josep Borrell, who is in charge of foreign policy for the EU and has been leading these efforts, criticized Iran on Sunday for "widespread and disproportionate use of force against nonviolent protesters."
The US put sanctions on Iran's morality police last week, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday that his country would do the same with a package of sanctions on "dozens of people and organizations."