Monday was the 52nd day of the protests sparked by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, with protests and strikes reported from her hometown as well as other Kurdish cities.
The Kurdish-majority city of Marivan was still the scene of sporadic clashes between people and security forces for the second day following the death of Nasrin Ghaderi — a PhD candidate in philosophy who died on Saturday after being beaten by security forces with batons during protests in Tehran — while residents in the provincial capital of Kordestan, Sanandaj, were also out on streets chanting antigovernment slogans.
The situation was also tense in the city of Siahkal, in the northern province of Gilan, where security forces used pellet guns and tear gas to prevent people from holding a gathering to mark the death of Erfan Zamani, a 23-year-old protester who was killed by security forces three days ago in another city of province. Despite heavy rain, a large number of people had gathered in the city for the mourning ceremony.
In large cities, such as the capital Tehran, pockets of protests were reported but most of the gatherings were focused on civil disobedience against the clerical regime.