ISU students rally to support Iran protests
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DUBAI (Reuters) -Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday Iran's Basij militia forces have sacrificed their lives in what he called riots, the wave of protests sparked by the death in custody of a young Iranian Kurdish woman in September. The protests that began after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in the custody of Iran's morality police on Sept. 16 have turned into one of the boldest challenges to the clerical leadership since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Challenging the Islamic Republic’s legitimacy, protesters from all walks of life have burned pictures of Khamenei and called for the downfall of the Islamic Republic.
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STORY: The Iran supporter was wearing a shirt emblazoned with the words 'Woman, Life, Freedom' alongside an image of Mahsa Amini - a 22-year old Kurdish woman whose death in the custody of Iran's morality police sparked anti-government protests across Iran. Iran's national soccer team sang during the playing of their national anthem on Friday having refrained from doing so in their opening game earlier this week in apparent support for protesters back home.
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