Iranian protesters confronted riot police and threw objects in their direction in the city of Amol as they rally over the death of a young woman arrested by morality police.
Two Tehrans have been on display since Mahsa Amini died in morality police custody last week — the city of black-clad women castigating "improper" dress and a rival city that resents being told what to wear.
For the past week since the 22-year-old's death three days after being arrested for wearing the Islamic headscarf "improperly," protesters have taken to the streets each evening in various parts of the capital.
According to images spread on social media, female demonstrators have even taken off their headscarves and burned them in protest at the omnipresent morality police charged with enforcing the dress code Amini was alleged to have breached.
Under rules imposed shortly after the Islamic revolution of 1979, women are required to conceal their hair with a headscarf and to wear loose fitting trousers under their coats. Ripped jeans and less than full-length trousers are banned.
On Friday, outside Tehran University, supporters of the mandatory dress code gathered for a counter-rally not far from Hijab Street, one of the locations of nightly protests.
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