Female protesters have been at the forefront of escalating protests in Iran and have been burning headscarves, after the death in custody of a woman detained for breaking hijab laws. Mahsa Amini died in hospital on Friday after spending three days in a coma. The BBC reports that activists said a woman was among three protesters shot dead by security forces in Urmia, Piranshahr, and Kermanshah. The authorities accused protesters of killing two civilians in Kermanshah as well as a police assistant in Shiraz, the report said. At least seven people are now reported to have been killed since the protests against the hijab laws and morality police erupted after Mahsa Amini’s death.