Chaos as Tehran's metro stations turned into protest sites

STORY: On a video released on Tuesday (November 15), the crowd can be heard chanting: "I am a free woman. You are the pervert. You are the whore," on a train platform.

A separate video released on Wednesday (November 16) shows people inside a metro carriage screaming as a man carrying what appears to be a paintball gun can be seen on the platform.

Reuters was able to confirm the location of the videos from the design and signs in the metro stations which matched file imagery.

Reuters was not able to independently confirm the date the videos were filmed.

Widespread anti-government demonstrations erupted in September after the death of young Kurdish Iranian woman Mahsa Amini, who had been detained by morality police for allegedly flouting the strict dress code imposed on women.

Iranian leaders have vowed tough action against protesters they have described as rioters, accusing enemies including the United States of fomenting the unrest.