The death of 22 year old Mahsa Amini while in the custody of the Iranian morality police has set off the rage felt by many women who say the constant policing of their dress code is nothing more than a tool of oppression.
So they have taken to the streets, burning their headscarves and cutting their hair to try and show the regime that they are no longer willing to stand by and allow them to control their every move.
But will this end with any significant change or will it be like protests of the past where the regime ended it in the worst possible way?
Today The Quicky team looks at the wearing of the hijab in Iran and how it went from a being a form of cultural expression to a hated symbol of oppression.
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