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Mahsa Amini: Tehran fountains dyed red to reflect bloody crackdown

Water fountains in the Iranian capital were turned the colour of blood by an unknown artist protesting government brutality
Fountains in Tehran were turned the colour of blood in protest at the government crackdown on protests (Social media)

Fountains across Tehran turned red overnight after an unknown artist dyed them the colour of blood to reflect the government's crackdown on the protests that have swept Iran since the death of Mahsa Amini in custody. 

Water fountains in Daneshjoo Park, Shahr Theatre, Fatemi Square and Artists' Park in the Iranian capital were turned red as part of an artwork reportedly entitled "Tehran Covered in Blood".

Video footage of the pools on social media showed the water coloured a deep red. The water has since been drained.

A 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Amini died in Tehran's Kasra hospital following her detention by the republic's morality police for allegedly wearing her hijab inappropriately.

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Since then, the protests that have rocked Iran have been met by a brutal crackdown from authorities, with the Oslo-based group Iran Human Rights saying that at least 92 protesters have been killed so far, while other groups have put the death toll much higher

On top of that, internet access has been restricted and apps like Instagram and WhatsApp have been blocked.

Iranian security forces have rounded up high-profile supporters of the movement, including activists, journalists and pop stars.

Despite all this, demonstrations have continued for 20 consecutive days and nights in towns and cities nationwide.

Images of the blood-red fountains were shared online by the 1500tasvir social media channel, which monitors violations in Iran.

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