Protester Shaves Head Outside New York Times Office in Call for More Coverage of Iran Unrest

A protester was filmed shaving her head outside the New York Times building in New York City on Tuesday, September 27, as a large crowd called for the paper to increase its coverage of the ongoing unrest in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini.

Footage recorded by Marissa Ghavami shows protester Forouzan Farahani shaving her head in front of the New York Times office on 8th Avenue.

Protesters can be heard chanting “We Want Coverage” and “Mahsa Amini,” the name of the 22-year-old Kurdish woman whose death in police custody earlier this month sparked protests in Iran and around the world.

Iran Human Rights, a Norway-based rights group, estimated on September 26 that at least 76 protesters have been killed in Iran since the unrest began on September 16. Credit: Marissa Ghavami via Storyful

Video Transcript

- Now.

- When do we want it?

- Now.

- What do we want?

- Freedom.

- When do we want it?

- Now.

- When I say say her name, you say Mahsa Amini.

- Mahsa Amini.

- Amini!

- Say her name.

- Mahsa Amini.

- Say her name.

- Mahsa Amini.

- Say her name

- Mahsa Amini.

- Say her name.

- Mahsa Amini.

- Say her name.

- Mahsa Amini.

- What's her name?

- Mahsa Amini.

- What's her name?

- Mahsa Amini.

- What's her name?

- Mahsa Amini.

- Louder!

- Mahsa Amini.

- What's her name?

- Mahsa Amini.

- What's her name?

- Mahsa Amini.

- Louder!

- Mahsa Amini.

- Hear and courage, hear and courage.

- --over this thing, people that have gone for their freedom.

- Shame on you, "New York Times"!

- Such shame.

- Shame!

- Burn that piece of shit. Burn that piece of shit.

- Shame on you, "New York Times." Boo!

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Burn that piece of shit.

- --that's written by an Iranian journalist.

- Burn that piece of shit.

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Boo.

- --a part of it.

[CHEERING]

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Mahsa Amini.

[CHEERING]

Mahsa Amini. Mahsa Amini.

- Say her name.

- Mahsa Amini.

- Say her name.

- Mahsa Amini.

- Say her name.

- Mahsa Amini.

- Say her name.

- Mahsa Amini.

- Can I have everyone--

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Mahsa.

- Mahsa.

- Mahsa Amini.

- Mahsa Amini.

- Mahsa Amini.

- Like, three--

- [INAUDIBLE] for a call right now. That's why we chose to protest here in front of the "New York Times" building. That's why [INAUDIBLE] and if you are a journalist for [INAUDIBLE] for another possibility that we are not afraid of this anymore. I will say her name.

[CHEERING]

- For because-- for because all of the propaganda aligned of Iranian regime to publish this information about [INAUDIBLE] and what Iranians [INAUDIBLE]. But that's in office, you know? We are-- we are here to say no more to disinformation.

- Enough is enough.

- It's enough.

- Enough is enough.

- Enough is enough.

- Mahsa--

- Amini. Mahsa Amini. Mahsa Amini. Mahsa Amini. Mahsa Amini. Mahsa Amini. Mahsa Amini. Mahsa Amini. Mahsa Amini. Mahsa Amini. Mahsa Amini. Mahsa Amini. Mahsa Amini. Mah--

- We want coverage.

- We want coverage.

- We want coverage.

- We want coverage.

- We want coverage.

- We want coverage.

- We want coverage.

- We want coverage.

- We--

- So that's--

- Say her name.

- Mahsa Amini.

- Say her name.

- Mahsa Amini.

- Say her name.

- Mahsa Amini.

- Say her name.

- Mahsa Amini.

- Say her name.

- Mahsa Amini.