Pink Floyd’s music is added to the wall of protests in Iran.
Roger Waters, one of the co-founders of the legendary band Pink Floyd, is angry about the death of Mahsa Amini, the Iranian woman whose tragic death has sparked a protest in her country.
The English musician put out a video on Friday that said, “We are all brothers, sisters, and cousins; Mr. Ayatollah, we are all related!” Mahsa is my sister… She should still be alive. She and all of her sisters should be able to choose whether or not to cover their heads. “It has nothing to do with you!” He added.
He said that Mahsa was arrested by “some weird moral police” and that “she was beaten to death.” He also said that he was watching video of people protesting her death on the streets.
He also joked that the ayatollahs may say it’s none of my business and it’s their country, but they are wrong because “I am a human being and I believe in human rights, and Mahsa Amini has human rights.”
“I am very, very angry, and I can see why people everywhere are angry,” he said.
He also talked about Neda Agha-Soltan, who was killed by a Basij militiaman during protests in 2009 after the disputed Iranian election.
Waters also paid tribute to Mahsa by playing a song for her at his most recent concert.
As Saturday morning came in Iran, protests were still going on, and two clear trends could be seen. First, people started saying that this is a revolution, not just a bunch of protests, and second, that women are in charge.