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Hijab protests in Iran persist despite crackdown by security forces

Hijab protests continue in Iran. Oil industry workers join the protest.

Where: Iran

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Human rights organization Amnesty International has reported the indiscriminate use of firearms by security forces in Sanandaj in Western Iran.
At least five Kurdish civilians were shot dead and 400 were injured as security forces cracked down on protests over the death of Mahsa Amini. Amini died in the custody of Tehran’s morality police.
Videos of tanks being transported to Kurdish areas – the focal point of the crackdown – continue to emerge on social media.
On Tuesday, oil industry workers joined the nationwide protests against the government, deepening the unrest in a critical economic sector of the country.
According to an article released on October 8th by the Norway-based group Iran Human Rights, at least 185 have been killed since the protests began on September 17th.

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