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10 sept. 2020 | 04h01 UTC

Iran: Protesters to gather nationwide September 10 /update 1

Iran Alerte de sécurité

Protesters to gather nationwide on September 10 to denounce controversial satirical cartoons; further protests possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/9/2020, 12h00 until 11/9/2020, 11h59 (Asia/Tehran). COUNTRY/REGION Yazd, Arak (Markazi province), Shiraz, Bandar Abbas, Qom, Tehran, Kerman, Tabriz, Isfahan

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Event

Protests are set to take place nationwide on Thursday, September 10, to denounce the republishing of cartoons of Prophet Muhammad in the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, along with an alleged incident involving the burning of the Quran in Sweden. Protests will reportedly take place in the following locations (all times local):

A heightened security presence and localized disruptions are possible in the vicinity of any demonstrations. Demonstrations may also occur in other cities. 

Context

In January 2015, two gunmen stormed the magazine's Paris offices and killed 12 people. The magazine republished the cartoons on September 1, the eve of a trial in Paris of the alleged accomplices in the 2015 attack.

Related protests took place in Tehran and Qom on Wednesday, September 9. Demonstrations have also taken place in several countries like France, Nigeria, Indonesia, Pakistan, Iran, Chechnya and Yemen against the republishing. 

Advice

Those in Iran are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations and political gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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