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Iran Protests Persist as Thousands Rally to Mourn Slain Teenager

  • Sixth week of demonstrations in Iran show no sign of slowing
  • 16-year-old went missing on Sept. 20 after joining protests
Nika Shakrami

Nika Shakrami

Photographer: AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Iranians gathered on Thursday to mourn a 16-year-old girl killed in police crackdowns on protests that have roiled the country for nearly six weeks.

Videos shared on social media purportedly from the town of Veysian and the city of Khorramabad in Iran’s Lorestan province, where Nika Shakarami’s family is from, showed large crowds of mourners chanting “death to the dictator” and “we are all Nika.”