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Iran protests: fury at Morality Police sparks women's rights movement

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It's a 22-year old who goes to the big city to see her relatives and winds up dead. Iran's seen an actual groundswell of protest since the death in detention of Mahsa Amini, outrage that spread from small towns in her native northwest to major metropolises across the country.

Particularly striking is the defiance of authority and the accusation that the state's killing its citizens instead of protecting them.

Amini was picked up by the morality police for improperly wearing the headscarf that's mandatory for all women in Iran. It's a regime that's seen off many a social movement, the last one over the cost of living in 2019.

Will restricting the Internet and reportedly posting snipers on roofs again do the trick? What sets this burgeoning movement apart?

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