Iran restricts internet access as women's rights protests spread

Iran restricts internet access as women’s rights protests spread

Iran restricted internet access in large parts of the country on Thursday as authorities try to rein in a women’s rights protest movement that has relied on social media to voice dissent and rally support, while the United States imposed sanctions on the Iranian morality police.

The death of a 22 year old Mahsa Amini late last week in police custody for allegedly violating Iran’s strict Islamic dress code sparked protests across the country. Protesters violently clashed with security forces who used tear gas and fired live ammunition.

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