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  • Writer's pictureDemi Lynch

Five Protesters Killed In Iran Following The Death Of Mahsa Amini



Protests have erupted in various cities across Iran in response to the death of 22 year old Mahsa Amini.


She reportedly was not complying with Iran's strict hijab regulations by wearing a headscarf that didn't properly cover her hair and neck.


She was arrested by Iran's "morality police" and allegedly beaten in the police van which led to her being hospitalised.


After several days in a coma, Amini was taken off life support.


Police claim she had pre-existing health conditions and died of a heart attack.



For three consecutive days thousands of people have taken to the streets of Iran in protest of the country's police brutality and hijab regulations.


Authorities have begun to use tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters from gathering in the streets.


According to the human rights watchdog, Hengaw, at least five people have been killed by Iranian security forces.


 

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