Today in Iran’s capital, parents gathered outside the Education Ministry building to protest the unexplained poison attacks that have been targeting schoolgirls.
Reportedly, the protest today eventually turned into an anti-government demonstration.
There were also two other protests today in other Iranian cities.
Parents of the school girls who are being poisoned took to the streets and blaming the regime for series of chemical attacks on school girls in Iran:
“Revolutionary Guards! you are our ISIS “
this is the slogan heard in Tehran today. pic.twitter.com/MRfWVn2npF… https://t.co/dK15Hpe5Oz
— Masih Alinejad ?? (@AlinejadMasih) March 4, 2023
The poison attacks apparently started back in November and more than 30 schools have been targeted.
On social media, the world has seen photos and videos of the schoolgirls who have been poisoned.
The reported symptoms of the poisoning range from feeling nauseous, headaches, and heart palpitations.
Young women, members of Iranian Gen Z, led the protests in Iran.
Now they're being deliberately poisoned at schools across various cities in Iran (700+) to take revenge and prevent them from attending. At least one already died.
— Holly Dagres (@hdagres) March 1, 2023
Disturbing video of another poisoning at a girls school in Tehran today. I know it’s not part of his mission, but the split screen of the director-general of the IAEA, a UN agency, meeting with #Iran officials while this is happening is unfortunate. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/V1HSSRyq2N
— Jason Brodsky (@JasonMBrodsky) March 4, 2023
Since November, approximately 800 school girls have been poisoned.
These ongoing attacks have sent parents scrambling to pull their daughters out of schools.
As stated, it is currently unknown who is behind these attacks.
However, Iranian government officials have been pointing to Islamist groups opposed to female education.
While talking to state media, the spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Nasser Kanaani said, “It is one of the immediate priorities of Iran’s government to pursue this issue as quickly as possible and provide documented information to resolve the families’ concerns and to hold accountable the perpetrators and the causes.”
Internationally, multiple countries have expressed concern and the UN has called for a transparent investigation of the attacks.