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"Iran's state-run broadcaster was apparently hacked on air Saturday," reports the BBC, "with a news bulletin interrupted by a protest against the country's leader." While such incidents are "historically rare," they add that more recently,this incident follows "widespread open dissent" It comes after at least three people were shot dead when protesters clashed with security forces in new unrest over the death of Mahsa Amini. s Amini was detained in Tehran by morality police for allegedly not covering her hair properly. The 22-year-old Iranian Kurd died in custody on 16 September, three days after her arrest. Her death has sparked an unprecedented wave of protest across the country. Saturday's TV news bulletin at 21:00 (17:30 GMT) was interrupted with images which included Iran's supreme leader with a target on his head, photos of Ms Amini and three other women killed in recent protests. e of the captions read "join us and rise up", whilst another said "our youths' blood is dripping off your paws". The interruption lasted only a few seconds before being cut off. Thanks to Nodsnarb and ttyler (long-time Slashdot reader #20,687) for sharing the story.

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