Iran has deployed an all-female police unit armed with assault rifles in a bid to quell the protests that have swept across the country in recent days.
The protests erupted following the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, in police custody after she was detained for allegedly failing to adhere to the country's strict hijab rules.
Police claim she had a heart attack at the station and went into a coma, dying two days later on September 16. Witnesses say she was severely beaten by police, with leaked medical scans suggesting that led to her death. READ MORE: Iran's twisted morality police beat and torture women who show hair in publicProtestors have been seen waving and burning headscarf's shouting "death to the dictator".
Iran's vicious Revolutionary Guard have cracked down on them brutally, with 26 dead according to local media. Now, president Ebrahim Raisi is asking some of the country's 7,000 female cops to help with the crackdown.Read more on dailystar.co.uk