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Assemblymember Laura Friedman Stands with Iranian Women

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Members of the Iranian American community joined by a group of demonstrators flooded the streets of downtown Los Angeles Friday night in support of the people of Iran.

The protests, which have been going on for several days across the country, were triggered by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in a hospital three days after being apprehended by the morality police in Tehran and taken to a "re-education center" for not abiding by the state's hijab rules.

"I'm in awe of the sacrifice and determination of the women of Iran and their male allies in this incredibly difficult time," said California Assemblymember Laura Friedman during Friday night's demonstration.