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Protests in Iran become tense, women burn headscarves and cut their hair

Protests in Iran become tense, women burn headscarves and cut their hair

Women in Iran have escalated protests after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini from violence caused by the Morality Police in this country just for not wearing the hijab.

On the fifth and fifth day of these protests, they demonstratively burned the headscarf, also known as hijab, and also cut their hair as a sign of solidarity with the 22-year-old girl who lost her life due to the law prohibiting the removal of the headscarf.

Protests in Iran become tense, women burn headscarves and cut their hair

The protests have also caused clashes with the police forces, from which at least 7 victims have been caused so far.

Protests in Iran become tense, women burn headscarves and cut their hair

Activists said that among the victims was a woman killed by the security forces. While the authorities accused the protesters of killing two civilians in Kermanshah, as well as a police assistant in Shiraz.

Protests in Iran become tense, women burn headscarves and cut their hair

The 22-year-old from the northwestern city of Saqez died in hospital on Friday after spending three days in a coma.

She was with her brother in Tehran when she was arrested by the Morality Police, who accused her of violating the law requiring women to cover their hair with a hijab, or headscarf, and their arms and legs with loose clothing.


She fell into a coma shortly after arriving at the detention center. According to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nada al-Nashif, police forces raped the 22-year-old by hitting her on the head in their vehicle.