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Iran is angry about a video of a police officer sexually assaulting a woman.

A video of anti-riot forces in Iran sexually assaulting a female protester while trying to arrest her has made people very angry on social media.

Users were angry, and many of them called for "justice" and for the police chief to step down. Some people who support the government also called the people who did it bad.

Even though some social media tools are blocked, Iranians are still able to share strong photos of the protests.

The country is going through the worst unrest it has seen in decades.

Last month, anger over the death of 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian Mahsa Amini while he was in police custody led to the start of the protests. Officials say she died because of something wrong with her health, but her family says she died because morality police beat her.

Iranian woman protests in the street over the death of Mahsa Amini
Iranian woman protests in the street over the death of Mahsa Amini

Inside and outside of Iran, a lot of videos of the protest have been seen by a lot of people. This latest video, which was taken on Wednesday in Tehran's Argentina Square, shows a group of officers on a main road surrounding a woman who is wearing protective gear and a helmet.

One of them grabs her by the neck and leads her into a crowd of about two dozen police, most of whom are on motorcycles.

While the woman is being pushed toward one of the bikes, another officer comes up behind her and puts his left hand on her bottom.

The woman then gets down on the ground and gets surrounded by more police. Behind the camera, a woman can be heard saying, "They're pulling her hair."

People in cars nearby start honking their horns as a form of protest. This has happened in similar situations all over the country in the past few days.

The woman, who doesn't seem to be wearing a hijab, gets up and starts running away from the scene.

At this point in the clip, the same voice can be heard saying, "Look at him [the security officer], he's laughing."

The BBC's Persian service has checked that the video is real.

State news agency Irna said that the incident is being looked into by the police public relations office in Tehran.

The police report doesn't say exactly what happened, but it does say that "enemies tried to cause fear and violence by using psychological warfare."

Human rights activists are wondering what else security forces might be doing behind closed doors because the incident happened in public.

"Have you taken the harassment of girls in this country out of your prisons and onto the streets so that you can shout at us in public about how obscenity, lechery, and filthy you are? Someone named Atefeh wrote that on social media.

Many prisoners, especially political prisoners, have said for years that they have been mistreated, including sexual and mental abuse.

Many Iranians said on social media that the video from Tehran made them even more determined to protest. One person said that they planned to "put their anger and fury into action."

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