Kurds in Iran hold 100,000 strong march forty days after Zhina Amini's death

10/26/2022 3:02:36 PM
  Hundreds of thousands of Kurds in Iran are marching on Zhina Amini's 40th-day memorial service in Saqqez, Iran, on October 26, 2022.
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On the 40th day after the death of Zhina Mahsa Amini, Iranian Kurds hold the largest anti-government protest since the Islamic revolution in Zhina Amini's hometown, Saqqez.

Last night, Hengaw published a video showing most main roads and squares of Iranian Kurdistan cities blocked by security forces. Despite the security forces' strict measures and the squares' siege, hundreds of thousands of people of Saqqez marched to the Aichi cemetery on the 40th-day memorial service in Zhina Amini's Saqqez hometown.

The main roads between Kurdish cities were filled with marchers, chanting "Jin, Jiyan, Azadi," while most other strikes went one streek. Empty streets and bazaars were seen in the Iranian Kurdish cities.

Iranian media reported the family of Zhina Amini saying they would not hold the funeral ceremony for their daughter due to the security situation.

The Cooperation Center for Iranian Kurdistan's Political parties (CCIKPP) called on the people of Rojhelat and Iran to hold a ceremony on the graves of the casualties of protests today and take to the streets in the afternoon to demand the release of the detainees.

Forty days ago, the 22-year-old Zhina Amini Kurdish woman from Saqiz, known as Mahsa Amini in Persian and Arabic media outlets, died in a hospital in Tehran on May 16 after three days in the custody of Iran's morality. Her death has sparked the longest-lasting and bloodiest protest in the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran. At least 234 people, including 29 children, have been killed and thousands arrested since the unrest began.

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