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On Saturday, October 1, Canadians gathered to show support for people protesting the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman who died after being detained by the country's morality police for wearing her mandatory hijab too loose.

While authorities in the country have said they would investigate the cause of Amini's death, nationwide demonstrations in Iran have garnered support from all over the world, Canada included.

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Good morning — Andrew from Narcity here! ☕

Off The Top: A woman found a (pretty poorly) hidden camera in a Tim Hortons washroom. Setting aside the outright perversion of it all, imagine the national emergency if the actual secret recipe for Timmies coffee was brought to light?

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Nationwide protests have gripped Iran following the death of a young woman in custody. But as global attention towards the incident intensifies, a viral TikTok has underlined that the protests are not about rejecting the hijab, but to empower women with more agency.

“Here’s what we’re not gonna do – we’re not gonna take a tragedy and an injustice against women and turn it into another form of controlling women,” said the video’s creator who goes by the name Dr Nahla – a psychiatry resident in Ontario and a content creator with more than two million views on TikTok.

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