Protesters in Galleria area demand change from Iranian government after 22-year-old woman's death

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Monday, September 26, 2022
Protesters want change in Iran after 22-year-old woman's death
Hundreds of people in the Galleria area were protesting against the Iranian government on Sunday afternoon.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Hundreds of people in the Galleria area protested against the Iranian government on Sunday afternoon.

A sea of people gathered and chanted, waving Iranian flags, seeking change, and calling for support from all local, state, and national leaders. The protesters want the world to talk about human rights abuses in that country.

This is due to global protests that have erupted following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.

Amini was arrested after police in Iran were upset that she was not wearing her hijab, per the hijab laws.

She was taken into custody and died several days later. Many activists say that they believe the Iranian police beat her to death, but the government denies it.

People worldwide are coming together to bring down the regime and address restrictions on personal freedoms.

"Women of Iran, we want freedom too. We don't want other people to tell us what to do, what to wear, where to go. We don't want that. We want to have freedom. That's why we're here. We don't want the Islamic Republic of Iran anymore," Arezoo Daneshvar, a Houstonian, said.

They want change, and they want it now.

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