(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 1. The protests in
Iran started a few days after the death of the Iranian woman Mahsa
Amini on September 16, still continue across the country, reports.
On October 1, the protests continued in many cities, including
Tehran, Karaj, Isfahan, Shiraz, Mashhad.
The protest actions were mainly held in universities of the
mentioned cities. The students chanted different slogans and
demanded the release of the detained students.
The protests in Iranian cities are ongoing, prompted by death of
a 22-year old Mahsa Amini, allegedly after being beaten by Iran's
morality police while in custody for violating the strict
hijab-wearing rules. Amini's death on September 16 triggered mass
protests in Iran several days later.
Hijab was made mandatory for women in Iran shortly after the
country's 1979 revolution. Women who break the strict dress code
risk being arrested by Iran's morality police. Based on the dress
code, women are required to fully cover their hair in public and
wear long, loose-fitting clothes.
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