Samak, an Iranian man, was killed by security forces in northern Iran after honking his car’s horn in Bandar Anzali on Tuesday night. Samak’s death occurred as anti-government protesters publicly celebrated the national football team’s elimination from the World Cup.
incident took place on Tuesday night in Bandar Anzali, located in northern Iran. Samak was killed by security forces after honking his car’s horn. The protesters were celebrating the national football team’s elimination from the World Cup.
Iranians refused to support their football team in Qatar, seeing it as a representation of the Islamic Republic. The players did not sing the national anthem before their first game, a 6-2 defeat. Samak’s death is likely a result of the tensions between the government and the people.