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Protests in Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini while in police custody have spread across the country as the Iranian regime intensifies efforts to crack down on demonstrations.

The protests spread to 100 Iranian cities and 30 provinces, killing dozens and resulting in widespread arrests. Protesters have set fire to police and government buildings, while a government enforcer was killed after being stabbed by demonstrators during efforts to enforce the order.

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An increasingly violent protest erupted over the death of Amini, who was arrested by the Iranian ethics police for not covering her head in public. Demonstrations have turned particularly violent in Iran’s Kurdish minority region in the northeast, where police opened fire on demonstrators, killing five. Amini was Kurdish.

Iran protests: Protesters set fire to police stations, 9 killed, stabbed in demonstration

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Video provided to Fox News Digital from Iran showed protesters engaging in violent clashes with officials, marching in the streets and setting buildings on fire. Police are shown attempting to disperse the crowd with tear gas and are seen running from protesters on the streets of the city.

Iran’s Islamic regime has responded by cutting off access to social media in several major cities, a move previously used during similar instances of unrest in the country before the widespread killing of protesters.

The demonstration, which has produced scenes reminiscent of the Arab Spring that swept the Middle East a decade ago, comes at a critical time for the Biden administration, which is seeking to revive the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran. working for. At least some progress toward an agreement in recent months.

People open fire during a protest in Tehran, Iran, on September 21, 2022.

Iran’s ‘moral police’ accused of killing woman for not wearing hijab properly, protests erupted

A White House National Security Council spokesman told Fox News Digital on Thursday that the administration stands by the rights of Iranian citizens to protest and the basic rights of the country’s women.

Protesters block a street in the city of Tehran, Iran, on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

“Women in Iran should have the right to dress as they please, free from violence or persecution,” the spokesman said. “Iran must end its use of violence against women in order to exercise its fundamental freedoms.”

The administration also condemned the regime’s use of violence against protesters, arguing that the country’s citizens should have the right to assemble peacefully.

A White House National Security Council spokesman told Fox News Digital on Thursday that the administration stands by the rights of Iranian citizens to protest and the basic rights of the country's women.

“We condemn the use of violence against peaceful protesters,” the spokesperson told Fox News Digital. “We support the rights of Iranians to peacefully assemble and express themselves without fear of violence and detention by security forces.”