According to AFP reporters and witnesses, French police deployed tear gas and anti-riot techniques to stop hundreds of protesters from marching on Tehran’s embassy when they were demonstrating in Paris on Sunday.
Police in London, meanwhile, made several arrests as protestors attempted to scale security barricades defending Iran’s embassy there.
For the second day in a row, protestors gathered in Paris to voice their anger over the murder of Mahsa Amini, who had been detained by Iran’s morality police last week, and to show support for the broken unrest in that country.
In the heart of the capital’s Trocadero Square, the protest had calmly started. Instead, death to the Islamic Republic and another anti-supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei chants were screamed by some protesters.
The demonstrators attempted to reach the nearby Iranian embassy, but police in full anti-riot gear, supported by a line of vans, barred their route.
French Police Fired Tear Gas To Disperse The Protesters
The Paris police acknowledged the deployment of tear gas in a statement, stating that “on many times groups attempted to breach the barricade erected near the Iranian embassy. The police deployed tear gas to fend them off.
They claimed that 4,000 individuals attended the protest. According to authorities, one individual was detained for “outrage and rebellion,” and one officer suffered minor injuries.
Breach Police Lines
Tear gas was used to agitate protesters who were already unhappy with President Emmanuel Macron’s discussions. And public handshake with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi outside the UN General Assembly last week.
According to a tweet from the Iranian women’s rights activist Masih Alinejad, based in the US, “Police deployed tear gas to disperse Iranian demonstrators in Paris in an attempt to defend the Islamic Republic embassy.”
Meanwhile, the homicidal Iranian president and @EmmanuelMacron clasped hands.
Additionally, protestors chanted popular Persian cries like “zan, zendegi, azadi” that were used by demonstrators within Iran.
A lady, life, and freedom, also known as “jin, jiyan, azadi” in Kurdish. Amini was Kurdish and also went by the name Jhina Amini.
According to Nina, a French Iranian living in Paris who requested that her last name not be used, “We Iranians are mobilized in light of what is occurring.” “Since we are separated from our nation and home, we must act.
It’s time for us to band together so that we can speak out loud and be heard by everyone.
Similar stressful situations occurred in London, where social media photos showed demonstrators attempting to scale police security barricades outside the Iranian embassy.
A sizable gathering of demonstrators had assembled outside the embassy, according to London police, and they were “bent on creating trouble.”
After demonstrators tried to breach police lines and threw missiles at officers, more police resources were sent in to reinforce those on the ground, according to a statement from the police.
The statement also said that police arrested five people and that some of them had minor injuries.