A video of anti-riot forces sexually assaulting a female protester whilst trying to arrest her in broad daylight has provoked fury on social media.

Users voiced outrage, with many calling for “justice” and the resignation of the police chief. Some pro-government users also condemned the perpetrators.

Despite blocks on some social media tools, Iranians are still managing to share powerful images of the protests.

The country has been rocked by the most intense unrest in decades.

The protests erupted last month when anger over the death in police custody of 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian Mahsa Amini boiled over. Officials say she died from an underlying health condition, but her family say she died after being beaten by morality police.
Numerous videos of the protest have gone viral both inside and outside of Iran. This latest video, which happened in Tehran’s Argentina Square on Wednesday, shows a group of officers in protective gear and helmets surrounding a woman on a main road.
Credit: BBC

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