Norway. Dozens Arrested in Violent Demonstration Outside Iranian Embassy | News | DW
Police in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, arrested 90 people on Thursday, following violent clashes outside the Iranian Embassy. Two people were slightly injured in the tumult.
The incident occurred when several dozen people gathered outside the embassy to protest the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who was arrested by vice squad in Tehran for not wearing headscarf and later died in custody.
Several people outside the embassy draped themselves in the Kurdish flag. The demonstrators shouted: “Woman, Life, Freedom!” and “Long live Kurdistan!” It is not known who organized the event.
It is unclear who called the protest, where people shouted in Kurdish outside the embassy
Police deploy tear gas
Police said several protesters behaved violently and aggressively and attempted to enter the building. Others threw objects at the police or beat them with sticks.
Authorities say they quickly brought the chaos under control after a large contingent of officers was dispatched to the scene. Witnesses say police used tear gas on protesters after they were attacked.
The clash came a day after Iranian forces shelled a Kurdish settlement in northern Iraq. Iranian authorities say they have targeted armed separatists fomenting protests in Tehran.
Iran suffered 12 nights of protests. These began in Tehran as an expression of outrage at the death of Mahsa Amini on September 16, but have since spread to other cities and morphed into being squarely directed against the country’s strict Islamist system in his outfit.
A crackdown by Iranian police and security forces led to mass arrests and the death of more than 70 people.
js/jcg (AFP, AP, dpa)