Women protest for Mahsa Amini in front of the Iranian Consulate in Istanbul
Exiled Iranians and the association "We Will Stop Femicides" showed solidarity with the uprisings in Eastern Kurdistan and Iran in a protest action in front of the Iranian Consulate in Istanbul.
In Istanbul, women took to the streets on Thursday in solidarity with the uprisings that broke out in Rojhilat (Eastern Kurdistan) and Iran after the violent death of Jina Mahsa Amini. Several actions took place today in front of the Iranian Consulate in the Çağaloğlu district, protesting the Mullah regime in Iran and the Erdoğan government in Turkey.
A group of Iranians led by women was prevented by police from moving directly in front of the consulate. The activists chanted "Death to the dictator" and "Jin Jiyan Azadî" (Woman Life Freedom) as they burned headscarves and called for a fight against the mullahs' regime.
The association "We Will Stop Femicides" (KCDP) and the women's councils promoted another action for Mahsa Amini on Thursday. The activists walked from Marmaray to the Iranian Consulate and protested against the murder of the 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Jina Amini, by the morality police in Tehran. To the rebelling women in Rojhilat and Iran, the activists addressed the message: "Your struggle is our struggle". The participants of the action carried photos of Jina Amini and the flag made of hair, which has become the symbol of resistance.
In front of the consulate, KCDP General Secretary Fidan Ataselim gave a speech in which she pointed out parallels between Iran and Turkey: "Do not think that Iran is far from us. Those who are oriented towards the Iranian regime should know that we are fighting for secularism where no dress code is imposed on us. We will resist to the utmost. Those who make our hair a problem will suffocate in our hair. We will cover this reactionary thought with our hair."
The flag made of hair and the pictures of Jina Mahsa Amini were hung by the women in front of the Iranian Consulate.