Nationwide protests have continued in Iran after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was detained for what the country’s morality police deemed “immodest clothing”.
The protests continued for a fifth day on Wednesday, including in the capital, Tehran.
Amini’s death has unleashed anger over issues including restrictions on freedoms in Iran and an economy reeling from sanctions.
Five people had been killed in the last two days, bringing the death toll according to official sources to nine.
This including a member of the police and two pro-gove ment militia members.
A London-based group that monitors inte et access, had earlier reported widespread disruptions to both Instagram and WhatsApp, as well as wider inte et outages.
Iran’s telecommunications minister Isa Zarepour was quoted by state media as saying that certain restrictions might be imposed “due to security issues”.