Turkish singer Melek Mosso cuts her hair on a public stage in support of protesters who are protesting against the hijab in Iran. In a video going viral on social media, the artist can be seen cutting her hair in solidarity with Iranian protesters.
In fact, voices are being raised from all over the world in favor of the ongoing protests in Iran after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. At least 76 people have died in clashes with security forces during anti-government protests in Iran over the hijab.
Ten days after Mahsa’s death, the movement has spread to 46 cities in Iran. Video clips circulating on social media showed female protesters cutting their hair and removing their hijabs and setting them on fire in protest against the strict dress code enforced in the country.
This demonstration has now spread to many countries including London, France, Syria. Protesters have taken to the streets in the US, Canada, Sweden, Austria, Italy, Spain, Germany, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey. In many places, people are demonstrating in support of hijab opponents in Iran. Protests continue, especially in European countries, against the death of Mahsa Amini, who was killed in police custody.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on the Iranian government early Wednesday to refrain from using unnecessary or disproportionate force against protesters. Guterres spokesman Stephane Dujarric said: “We are concerned by the reports of increasing deaths, including women and children, related to the protests against the hijab. We want a speedy, fair and effective investigation into the death of Mahsa Amini.” The UN Secretary-General has also suggested adopting a negotiating attitude on the increasing protests in Iran.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards launched missile and drone strikes in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq on Wednesday. Iran called these attacks an action on terrorists. In the midst of the ongoing anti-hijab protests in the country, it started with a fresh drone strikes on the bases of the Kurdish faction in the country. The attacks were centered in Koya, 60 km east of Iraq’s Irbil. Two have died in this attack while 15 have been injured. Iranian drones also targeted military camps, homes, offices and other areas.