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Protesters try to storm Iranian embassy in Oslo, 90 detained

Policemen stand guard as demonstrators gather outside Iran's embassy in Oslo, Norway, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, to protest the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in custody in Iran after she was detained by the country’s morality police. (Terje Pedersen/NTB Scanpix via AP)
Policemen stand guard as demonstrators gather outside Iran's embassy in Oslo, Norway, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, to protest the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in custody in Iran after she was detained by the country’s morality police. (Terje Pedersen/NTB Scanpix via AP)

Several people in a violent crowd attempted to enter the Iranian Embassy in Oslo, police say, with scuffles breaking out and rocks being thrown at officers. Authorities say 90 people have been detained.

A crowd had gathered outside the diplomatic mission in Oslo to protest the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in custody in Iran after she was detained by Iran’s morality police.

Several were shouting, others had Kurdish flags around their shoulders. Some called for freedom for Kurdistan, women’s freedom and shouted the name of Amini.

Police in the Norwegian capital say “many people were behaving violently.”

Police scuffle with demonstrators outside Iran’s embassy in Oslo, Norway, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, as they protest the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in custody in Iran after she was detained by the country’s morality police. (Terje Pedersen/NTB Scanpix via AP)

Amini was arrested for allegedly breaking headscarf rules and died on Sept. 16. The Iranian police said she died of a heart attack and wasn’t mistreated, but her family has cast doubt on that account.

Protests over her death have spread across dozens of Iranian cities, towns and villages. Iranian embassies in other European capitals have also seen scuffles between protesters and police.

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