Protests over the death of Mahsa Amini continued in Iran, with Iranian authorities reportedly warning media personalities against backing protests, writes DW.
Iran’s semi-official news agency ISNA quoted Tehran’s provincial governor as saying authorities would “take actions against the celebrities” who have joined in on protests.
Filmmakers, athletes, musicians and actors have expressed support for the demonstrations. The Iranian football team also covered their national team logo during a friendly match in Vienna just days ago.
The protests, which started nearly two weeks ago following the death of Mahsa Amini after she was arrested by morality police for wearing “unsuitable attire”, have spread across cities in Iran, posing a serious challenge to the establishment.
Rights groups have pointed to excessive use of force by security forces during demonstrations. Iran Human Rights, an Oslo-based rights group, reported at least 83 people had been killed during the protests as of Thursday.
Amnesty International earlier said protests were marked by a “ruthless violance by security forces”, while the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday that more journalists were arrested.