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Nearly 5,000 people were arrested during Iran's bloody month of protests

Iran has reportedly arrested nearly 5,000 people during recent protests. The protests began in late December and have continued through 2018, and are the country's biggest unrest in a decade. New protests have been sparked by the #WhiteWednesdays movement on social media, have seen women resisting the country's mandatory hijab laws. The US has been outspoken in its support of continued protests.
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