Iran’s state broadcaster was broken into during the evening news.
Saturday, a pro-reform news site called IranWire posted a clip of what happened when an Iranian state broadcaster was hacked during its evening news show.
Iran’s semi-official Tasnim News Agency said that anti-revolutionary groups hacked the 9 p.m. news show on the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network (IRINN), which is part of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) network.
IRIB/IRINN was airing a segment about Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attending a meeting in the southern city of Bushehr when it was cut off by a video of a cartoon mask with a beard and thick brows against a black background. This video has since gone viral.
After the video of the mask, a screen showed a picture of Khamenei with a target on his face and pictures of four young women who died in Iran in the last month: Nika Shahkarami, Hadis Najafi, Mahsa Amini, and Sarina Esmailzadeh.
Amini, who was 22 years old, died after the morality police arrested him. Since Amini’s death, there has been a protest movement, and three people have died in it. Two of them were teenagers.
Alongside the photos on the screen was a message that said “Join us and rise up” and “The blood of our youth is dripping from your grip,” as well as the social media handles for the hacker group Edaalat-e Ali, which means “Ali’s Justice.”
The image stayed on the screen for a while.
Edaalat-e Ali posted the clip on their social media account with the words, “On the people’s request, we kept our promise and did the unthinkable to free Iran.”
Since Amini’s death, there have been protests all over Iran for weeks. She was taken into custody by the government’s morality police because she wasn’t wearing her hijab correctly, which is why she was killed. Her death has led to violent fights between protesters and police, which are said to have killed dozens.
CNN hasn’t been able to find out for sure how many people died in the protests.