(picture credits: Shifali Gorka)
One of the protestors, Bina, who has been living in London for the past 14 years said, “She [Amini] was arrested by the morality police and beaten to death, this is what the morality police does in Iran. The central slogan for women’s life freedom comes from that event”, he added.
Protestors held placards and Iran’s national flag condemning the Iranian government and chanted slogans denouncing Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei.
A protestor held a placard that read “The Islamic republic occupying Iran is not Islamic or a Republic. They are pure evil”. While others chanted “Freedom for Iran”.
Since Amini’s death, there have been weekly protests in Trafalgar Square. Protesters in London have also called on the UK government to cut ties with the Islamic regime and close its embassy and Islamic centers that promote the regime’s propaganda against protesters and emigrants living in the country.
Amini died on September 16, 2022, due to a heart attack in a hospital in Tehran as a result of police brutality. Since then, protests have grown in size, with demands ranging from more freedoms to the downfall of the government.