PARIS: Iranian students have clashed with security forces at a top Tehran university amid the wave of unrest sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, reports AFP.
Kurdish Iranian Amini, 22, was pronounced dead on September 16, days after she was detained for allegedly breaching rules forcing women to wear hijab headscarves and modest clothes, sparking Iran's biggest wave of protests in almost three years.
Woman, life, liberty, students shouted, as well as students prefer death to humiliation, the Iranian Mehr news agency reported, adding that the country's science minister later came to speak to the students in an effort to calm the situation.
The Oslo-based group Iran Human Rights posted video apparently showing Iranian police on motorcycles pursuing running students in an underground car park and, in a separate clip, taking away detainees whose heads were covered in black cloth bags.
In other footage, shooting and screaming can be heard as large numbers of people run down a street at night, in footage AFP has not independently verified.
Security forces have attacked Sharif University in Tehran tonight. Shooting can be heard, IHR said in a Twitter message Sunday.
In another video clip, a crowd of people can be heard chanting Don't be afraid! Don't be afraid! We are all together! IHR said the footage was taken at Shariati metro station in the capital Tehran on Sunday.
Since the unrest started on September 16, dozens of protesters have been killed and more than a thousand arrested. Members of the security forces have been among those killed.