In Iran, riots broke out at the grave of Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody on 16 September. Security forces shot at mourners in their hometown of Sakes in Kurdistan province, an eyewitness said on Wednesday. Dozens of people have been arrested. The semi-state news agency Insa reported that around 10,000 people participated in sakes on the last day of the mourning period. In Iran, a family member is traditionally mourned for 40 days.
People across the country came together on Wednesday to remember Amini. The then 22-year-old was arrested in September for violating dress codes. Since her death, protests against the top of the Islamic Republic have erupted in many cities.
Videos on social media showed thousands of people in sakes walking to the cemetery despite a large-scale police operation. There had been clashes with the police on the outskirts, reported Insa. The Internet, the most important communication medium for government critics, was switched off in Sakes for security reasons.