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Iran cracks down on protesters after death of woman arrested over hijab  

Mahsa Amini's death ignited a wave of protests against the government.
protests in Iran

Iranian security forces opened fire on Saturday on a crowd of protesters mourning the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini following her arrest by the "guidance patrol," a police unit in charge of enforcing mandatory hijab rules. 

According to Hengaw, a media organization monitoring the human rights situation in Iran, at least 13 people were injured, one of them in critical condition, after riot police opened fire and threw gas canisters at a protest venue outside the governor's office in Mahsa's hometown, the Kurdish city of Saghez. 

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