In recent years, there have been several incidents of schoolgirls in Iran falling ill and even dying as a result of poor air quality in their classrooms. These incidents have sparked outrage among Iranians, who are concerned about the health and well-being of their children.
As a result, many Iranians have taken to the streets to protest the government’s handling of the situation. They are calling for better air quality in schools and for the government to take action to protect the health of their children.
This is not the first time Iranians have taken to the streets to protest issues related to health and the environment. In recent years, there have been several protests over air pollution and water shortages in the country.
These protests are a reflection of the frustration many Iranians feel with their government’s handling of these issues. They are demanding action and accountability from their leaders to address these critical problems that are affecting their daily lives.
The situation also highlights the importance of ensuring access to clean air and water, which are basic human rights. It is critical that governments take action to protect the health and well-being of their citizens, particularly vulnerable populations such as schoolchildren.over illnesses among schoolgirls iranians streets
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Protest over schoolgirl illnesses
According to videos that were shared on social media, on Tuesday, protests broke out in more than a dozen cities across Iran in response to what some people believe to be the poisoning of thousands of schoolgirls and the government’s inability to contain the growing crisis.
Protesters chanted “Death to the child-killing regime,” and videos showed some holding signs that read “Protect the safety of schools.”
After two months of relative calm, these were the first simultaneous protests in multiple Iranian cities. After a brutal government crackdown that included a large number of arrests and the execution of four protesters, the large-scale uprisings led by women and girls that shook the nation toward the end of the previous year had largely died down.
However, the outbreaks at schools have rekindled public outrage, with many individuals urging an end to the Islamic Republic’s rule once more.
In Tehran, Shiraz, Mashhad, Rasht, and Sanandaj, among other cities, hundreds of parents, educators, and regular citizens gathered outside of schools and the local offices of the Ministry of Education on Tuesday. Videos showed that students also staged theatrical protests at a number of university campuses, lying on the ground and pretending to suffocate.
Videos showed that security forces tried to arrest teachers and parents who were peacefully protesting in several cities and used tear gas against them.
The Interior Ministry made the announcement on Tuesday that a number of people had been arrested in five provinces in connection with the incidents. Majid Mohammadi, the deputy interior minister, told state television that some of the people arrested were “not enemies” and that in some cases, students had played pranks by taking drugs that made them sick.
Two men and three women had been detained, according to General Saeed Montazer Al-Mahdi, the military’s press secretary. He said that they had carried out attacks with the intention of “creating insecurity and chaos” and that they had done so on behalf of foreign agents and the media.
The judiciary also blamed the reformist political faction’s prominent public figures, media outlets, and journalists for “spreading lies and rumors.” Ali Pour Tabatabei, a journalist for Qom News, was detained on Sunday after leading coverage of the illnesses that began in his hometown, the city of Qom.
Three months ago, Iranian schoolgirls started getting sick in Qom as a result of what some government officials have called attacks. Local new outlets and rights groups claim that the incidents have since spread to over 200 schools, including college dorms, in 27 of Iran’s 31 provinces.
Mohammad Hassan Asafari, a legislator, stated on Monday that at least 5,000 students had sought medical attention for symptoms of poisoning.