Protests in Iran continue across the country and it appears their efforts are working.
Demonstrators have been taking to the streets for months after a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman died after being detained by the morality police for not following the hijab rules. These rules require women to dress modestly and wear headscarves.
The protests which started 11 weeks ago have led to the deaths of a couple of hundred people. But now there’s word from Iran’s attorney general that the morality police have been abolished. In addition, Iranian officials are reportedly reviewing whether they needed to change the law requiring women to cover their heads. To step up the pressure, demonstrators are calling for a three-day economic strike this week.
This is Iran’s biggest anti-government protest since the 1979 Islamic revolution.