Although Iran authorities keep killing protesters, they continue to defy law enforcement and come out in their numbers.
The protests have gone into the seventh week, as students gathered overnight and on Sunday across Iran taken to the streets of their campuses to protest.
They still showed resilience, even after Major General Hossein Salami, head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, had warned demonstrators: “Do not come to the streets!”
The protests started as there was outrage among Iranian women, after the death of young Mahsa Amini who was arrested for not wearing her Hijab properly.
Security forces on Sunday fired gunshots and tear gas at a gathering of students in the flashpoint western city of Sanandaj. Videos only showed clouds of smoke, as the protesters were defiant.
A video of the sound of a gunshot, and a 12-year-old girl crying and holding her bloody arm was also circulated online to show the brutality of the Iranian forces.
Students had protested on Saturday at campuses in Tehran, Kerman in the country’s south, and the western city of Kermanshah, among others, online videos showed.
“Each person getting killed is followed by a thousand people!” protesters shouted at the funeral of one of their own on Saturday in Arak, southwest of Tehran.
Iran Human Rights (IHR) said on Friday that at least 160 protesters, including more than two dozen children, had been killed since the protests began.
They also said that at least another 93 people were killed during separate protests that broke out on September 30 in the southeastern city of Zahedan over the reported rape of a teenage girl by a police commander.
Hundreds have been detained, and on Sunday more than 300 Iranian journalists and photojournalists signed a statement condemning authorities for stripping civilians of their civil rights.