New Iran protests over woman’s death after ‘morality police’ arrest

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Fresh protests broke out Monday in Iran over the death of a young woman who had been arrested by the “morality police” that enforces a strict dress code, local media reported. Demonstrations were held in the capital Tehran, including several of its universities, as well in Iran’s second city, Mashhad, according to the Fars and Tasnim news agencies. Protesters marched down Hijab Street — or “headscarf street” — in the centre of Tehrandenouncing the actions of the morality police, the ISNA news agency reported. “Several hundred people chanted slogans against the authorities, some of them took …

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