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U of U students rally in support of Mahsa Amini, woman killed in Iran

Sep 27, 2022, 8:00 PM | Updated: Jan 5, 2023, 2:44 pm

University of Utah students rallied in support of Mahsa Amini. She was the woman killed by Iran's M...

University of Utah students rallied in support of Mahsa Amini. She was the woman killed by Iran's Morality Police. Photo credit: Scott G. Winterson/Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Students rallied at the University of Utah on Tuesday in support of Mahsa Amini, the woman who was recently killed by Iran’s Morality Police.

A group, made up of mostly Persian students, marched on campus from the Student Center to Block U. Students placed pictures of Mahsa and others who have passed away at the hands of the Iranian regime. As they marched, they chanted for change and sang songs to their nation.

One member of the protest spoke Tuesday saying his cousin died last week in the protests. 

 

A student named Sami, who walked in Tuesday’s march says Amini’s death makes her feel scared for her loved ones who are still in Iran.

“I got kind of depression,” she said. “Because my family (is) there and I am so afraid for them.”

One of the student organizers says the recent events in Iran hit all too close to home.

“Every single girl that I know in my life has once been arrested by the Morality Police,” she said. “When I was 19, I was arrested, and I was beaten. I had bruised calves for more than a month. I could be Mahsa today.”

Student organizers say the goal of the march is to shine light on all of the atrocities of the Iranian government, not just the death of Mahsa Amini.

Mark Jones contributed to this article.

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U of U students rally in support of Mahsa Amini, woman killed in Iran