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Protesters had called for a nationwide strike following conflicting reports that the nation’s “morality police” had been shut down.

Iranian state media said the attorney general, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, was not responsible for overseeing the force.

Montazeri also said that the government was reviewing the law governing compulsory hijab, which was one of the issues that sparked the 10-week-long protests.

However, some authorities have since denied reports that the regime would disband the morality police force.

Though the Iranian attorney general claimed the morality police would be shut down, there was no confirmation of the closure from the interior ministry, which is in command of the morality police. 

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