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Flowers for those killed in Iran’s Mahsa Amini protests

Photographs taken in Trafalgar Square, London, 28 October 2022, of flowers placed on or around images of people have been killed during ongoing civil unrest in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini, who on 20 September died, it is alleged, as a result of severe beatings by Guidance Patrol (‘morality police’) for not wearing a proper hijab.

Chalk drawing on pavement of Sarina Esmaeizadeh who was allegedly killed following severe beatings on 23 September, though the authorities claim she comitted suicide.

Poster showing Nika Shahkarami, believed to have been killed for burning her headscarf  in a protest following the death of Mahsa Amini.

Red tulips, Tulipa x gesneriana, are regarded as ‘the national symbol for martyrdom’ in Iran.

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