Two thousand people demonstrate in Brussels against Iranian regime
Some two thousand people marched through the streets of Brussels this afternoon, to protest against the Iranian regime. The demonstration followed the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in Iran and in solidarity with the mass protests taking place in the country since her death.
The demonstration began in Throne Square and has since reached its terminus, Schuman Square. Leading the demonstration is a large group of women, but the demonstration has attracted people of all ages. People are shouting slogans against the Iranian regime, as well as slogans like "My body, my choice" and "Woman, life, freedom."
Among many protesters, anger at the events in Iran is palpable.
"This has already gone on for far too long, it has to end," sounded from the mouth of a demonstration participant. "I am here in solidarity with the women in Iran. I live in Belgium and this is the only thing I can do to support them."
For now, the demonstration went off without incident.
The mass protests against the Iranian regime began on 16 September following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Amini was killed after she was arrested for violating strict dress codes. At least 83 people have already been killed in the protests in Iran, according to an NGO. Iran is pointing an accusing finger at foreign countries for allegedly fuelling the protests.
© Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP