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Mahsa Amini protests: Iran official warns hijab protests could ‘destabilise’ country

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A woman wears a Mahsa Amina mask at a protest in Madrid at the weekend, one of several around the world. Photo: Reuters/Isabel Infantes

A woman wears a Mahsa Amina mask at a protest in Madrid at the weekend, one of several around the world. Photo: Reuters/Isabel Infantes

A woman wears a Mahsa Amina mask at a protest in Madrid at the weekend, one of several around the world. Photo: Reuters/Isabel Infantes

Iran’s parliamentary speaker has warned that protests over the death of a young woman in police custody could destabilise the country and urged security forces to deal harshly with those he claimed endanger public order.

Scattered anti-government protests appeared to break out in Tehran and running clashes with security forces in other towns, social media reports showed yesterday, even as the government moved to block, partly or entirely, internet connectivity in Iran.


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