Protests continued across Iran despite the government crackdown and state media reports claiming that demonstrators have put an end to their rallies.
The protests, now in their 10th day, were triggered by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. She died in a hospital three days after being apprehended by the morality police in Tehran and taken to a “re-education center” for not abiding by the state’s hijab rules.
Protests have since then taken place in more than 40 cities, with dozens reportedly killed in clashes with security forces. At least 1,200 were arrested, according to state-backed media.
Rallies that started with calls for justice for Amini’s death have morphed into a larger protest, uniting an array of social factions and classes, with many calling for the fall of the regime.