Thousands of people around the world marched in solidarity with anti-government demonstrations in Iran on Saturday as violent police crackdowns on people who speak out against Iran’s mandatory hijab laws continued.
In Berlin, police estimated that around 37,000 people joined the German demonstration on Saturday afternoon. In Washington, DC, hundreds of people marched on the National Mall waving Iranian flags, chanting, “Be afraid. Be afraid. We are united in this.” Several universities in Tehran staged further demonstrations on Sunday.
The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, an Iranian Kurdish woman who died on September 16 while in the custody of Iran’s morality police, sparked outrage. She was arrested for wearing tight pants and wearing a hijab “inappropriately”. Her family later spoke out, saying they believed she had been tortured and killed.
Protests spread across Iran, with many calling for the fall of the conservative regime — and international voices quickly joined in criticizing Iran’s theocratic regime and its brutal crackdown on protesters. President Joe Biden condemned Iran’s actions earlier this month.
From Tokyo to London and Sydney, here are some images that captured this weekend’s parades: