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Thousands Of Iranians Protest Acid Attacks

Thousands of Iranians have demonstrated in Tehran and Isfahan against several recent acid attacks against women accused of not being "properly veiled."

Hundreds gathered in front of the parliament building in Tehran, while eyewitnesses said a few thousand came to the Justice Ministry building in Isfahan, the central-western city where the acid attacks took place.

Demonstrators carried signs reading "Provide security for women" and chanted "Acid attacks are a crime!"

A deputy governor in Isfahan Province declared the rally illegal, with a large police presence at the protest.

Survivors of the acid attacks attended the demonstration, as did human rights activists Nasrin Sotoudeh (eds: a woman), Mohammad Nourizad, and Narges Mohammadi.

Nourizad was reportedly detained by police.

Police have arrested four people connected to the attacks in Isfahan, where at least four women were hit by acid.

With reporting by ISNA