The police command in Iran warned on Wednesday (September 28th) that its units would oppose "
with all their force
" the demonstrators who have been protesting for 12 days against the death of a young woman arrested by the morality police.
Today, the enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran and some rioters seek to disrupt the order and security of the nation using all pretexts
," the police command said in a statement.
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The police personnel will oppose with all their strength the conspiracies of counter-revolutionaries and hostile elements and will act firmly against those who disturb public order and security throughout the country
", he continued, quoted by the Fars news agency.
The protests have been taking place every night since September 16, when 22-year-old Iranian Mahsa Amini died in hospital, three days after she was arrested in Tehran for breaking a strict dress code for women in Islamic Republic of Iran, who must cover their hair in public.
According to a latest report given Tuesday by the Fars agency, "
about 60 people have been killed
" since September 16.
Police reported 10 officers dead but it was unclear if these were among the 60 dead.
The authorities also reported the arrest of more than 1,200 demonstrators since September 16.