Street clashes erupt in Iran, workers go on strike

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Schoolgirls chanted slogans, workers went on strike and street clashes erupted in Iran on Saturday, as protests over the death of Mahsa Amini entered a fourth week in defiance of a bloody crackdown.

Anger flared over the death of the 22-year-old Iranian Kurd on September 16, three days after she was arrested in Tehran by the morality police for an alleged breach of the Islamic republic’s strict dress code for women.

“Woman, life, freedom,” girls were heard chanting at a school in Amini’s hometown Saqez, in Kurdistan province, where another group of girls were seen swinging headscarves above their heads on a street, in videos the Hengaw rights group said were recorded on Saturday.

In another video it shared, a group of girls could be heard chanting the same phrase as they entered a school in Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan province.—AFP

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