Iran: Intensification of protests against Mehsa Amini’s death, social media and internet blocked

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Tehran: Protests against the death of a young girl Mehsa Amini by police violence in Iran intensified.

Iran: Intensification of protests against Mehsa Amini's death, social media and internet blocked

The Iranian government has shut down social media networks, including WhatsApp and Instagram, to quell the protests, the foreign news agency quoted local residents as saying.

Also, internet service and mobile phone service have also been suspended in many areas across the country due to which a large part of the population has lost connectivity.

Facebook, Telegram, Twitter and YouTube are already not allowed in the country. Because of which Iran’s social connection with the rest of the world was practically cut off.

Telecommunication Minister Isa Zarapour has said that restrictions have been imposed due to security concerns.

Mass protests broke out in Iran against the death of Mahsa Amini. Security forces have used force to disperse the protesters, resulting in several deaths so far.

The Iranian government has so far confirmed the death of 8 people, including 6 protesters and 2 security personnel, but social activists say the death toll is much higher.

It should be noted that 22-year-old Mehsa Amini was tortured by the police for not wearing a hijab in Iran last week.

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