Houstonians protests after woman dies in custody of Iran’s Morality Police

Dozens of demonstrators gathered on Post Oak Boulevard and Westheimer in protest of the Iranian government, Wednesday evening.

“Iranians all over the world are outraged,” one woman said.

Unrest continues across the world after a 22-year-old woman died while in police custody in Tehran this past week.

“The violence that has happened in this case is too much, and it shouldn’t have happened,” she said. “People should be held accountable.”

Mahsa Amini died on Friday after being arrested by the morality police.

She was accused of violating the law on head scarves. Police there say she got sick while in custody and went into a coma.

“We want her name to be heard, her story to be heard, and we don’t want this kind of viciousness and violence to keep on continuing,” the woman said.

Authorities there denied mistreating Amini and said they are investigating her death.

Iranians and allies here in Houston say they are protesting for their loved ones who are being silenced in Iran.

“We are trying to stand here today and be the voice,” another protester said.


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