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Protests [by / on] women, school girls and university students are gaining [on / in] momentum in Iran. The uprisings began following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on the 16th of September at the [fingers / hands] of Iran's morality police. She became an instant [martyrdom / martyr] after she took off her headscarf and showed her hair in public. Her death [ignited / denoted] a whole series of demonstrations throughout Iran. Hundreds of thousands of women have [stipulated / replicated] Ms Amini's actions to [closely / openly] send a message to Iran's leaders. They took off their headscarves en masse in the streets, on buses and in schools. Many [burnt / brunt] their hair coverings and cut their [hair / hairs] in public. They have marched in the streets chanting their [rallies / rallying] cry of "women, life, freedom".

The latest uprising in Iran is the result of decades of [bent-up / pent-up] fury at Iran's regime. Women are [tried / tired] of being forced to cover their hair. It became [obligation / obligatory] in April 1983 for them to do so. Punishments [for / at] violating this law range from financial [penalties / fineries] to imprisonment. The death of 16-year-old Nika Shakarami last week has further fuelled the [intensity / capacity] of the protests. Hundreds more have died in the past month at the hands of the authorities. An Iranian professor said hair coverings were the [top / tip] of the iceberg. She said: "There's a lot of [compulsion / compulsive] in Iranian culture, and so the demand is freedom. The current protests… are [engaging / engaged] students… who are ready to live life freely. They're done with death and grief and [morning / mourning] ."

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