Starlink satellite in orbit.

An illustration of a SpaceX Starlink internet satellite in orbit. (Image credit: Shutterstock)

The civil unrest in Iran has led to the deployment of nearly 100 Starlinks.

Musk responded to a picture of women walking outside in Iran with their hair uncovered by saying that he was approaching 100 Starlinks in Iran.

In September, Musk said he would use Starlink in Iran to advance internet freedom and the free flow of information to Iranians. A more powerful "Gen2" set that could launch before the end of the year is being prepared by the company.

According to the report on Monday, the satellite-based broadband service could help Iranians circumvent the government's restrictions on accessing the internet.

There are strange things about the Starlink satellites.

In the last two years, there have been other demonstrations in Iran, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation. The news service says the new protests are unique and involve people from all levels of society.

Since the 1979 Islamic revolution, the longest streak of anti-government unrest has been 100 plus days. After the revolution, the country's constitution included a clergy-dominated system of governing the executive, parliament and judiciary.

The protests came about because of the death of a young woman in police custody. Amini was arrested for wearing inappropriate clothing. Amini didn't wear the hijab, which is a compulsory head covering for women in Iran after they reach the age of puberty, according to media reports.

After Russia invaded Ukraine in February, Starlinks were sent to the country in 2022. Musk briefly threatened to withdraw the service in Ukraine, but still offers Starlink internet there.

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