Protesters Burn Headscarves in Iran

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Three people had been killed during unrest over the death of a young woman that was arrested for violating a dress code in Tehran.

Key Points:

  • Protests raged for a fourth straight day across Iran on Tuesday after a woman died for allegedely breaking a hijab law in Tehran.
  • Mahsa Amini‚Äôs death unleashed anger over numerous issues including rights, security and an economy reeling from international sanctions.
  • protest in Iran

  • Kurdish human rights group Hengaw stated that three people who died were killed on Monday when security forces opened fire on protestors.
  • Hengaw shared with Reuters that there were protests in 13 cities on Monday and that 250 people had been arrested.
  • Female protesters have been at the forefront of protests and have been burning headscarves and cutting their hair off as an act of symbolic opposition to the law.
  • WhatsApp's servers have been disrupted on multiple internet providers, hours after Instagram's services were blocked, London-based NetBlocks said. It is rumored that access to wifi will be restricted as well.