The death of Mahsa Amini, the Iranian woman who was tortured to death by morality police after defying the Islamic dress code by misusing her headscarf, has gone viral sparking a wave of protests around the world. However, two months after the unfortunate event, it seems to be a case that the Iranians do not intend to forget so easily, since the demonstrations and protests regarding the issue are still going on.
The complaint of the Iranian inhabitants after the death of Amini has crossed borders and the protests have now reached the Qatar 2022 Soccer World Cup, since the case of a group of protesters who were censored by security elements during the match recently went viral. of Wales against Iran by expressing his support for the movement to protest the death of Mahsa Amini.
After chanting “Woman, Life, Freedom”, protesters carrying T-shirts, pre-revolutionary Persian flags and other items bearing the name of the Iranian victim were censored by security personnel at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Ar Rayyan, Qatar, who seized his items to protest and prevented him from expressing his ideals against the Islamic Republic.
The demonstration of these people began when the Iran players began to sing their anthem, which they had to sing despite the whistles, booing and crying of the fans who shouted in chorus: “Women, life and freedom” and “! The Islamic Republic!”, this as a statement or gesture that joins the wave of protests that have taken place since Amini’s death.
Among the protesters, the one who attracted the most attention and was even expelled from the stadium was Maryam, an Iranian woman who wore a T-shirt with the name of Mahsa Amini and makeup that simulated red tears. After she began to cry, countless bystanders began taking photos and recording videos, while the men yelled furiously against the Iranian government.
We want to raise awareness about her arrest and the women’s rights movement. Simple. I am not here to fight with anyone, but people have been attacking me and calling me a terrorist. All I’m here to say is that football doesn’t matter if people die in the streets.
– Maryam, 35-year-old Protestant, originally from Tehran, Iran
What happened during the second game in Iran will be a moment that will remain forever in the memory of Qatar 2022, since the inhabitants of this nation do not stop protesting and demonstrating against their government in different parts of the country.
For their part, the Iranian team players did not join the cause, because unlike the first match in which they decided not to sing their anthem as a symbol of support for women who are persecuted in their nation, this time they were forced to To do it.