Tesla CEO Elon Musk has deployed satellite-based Starlink service in Iran amid widespread protests in the country and subsequent authorities restricting internet access.

The Iranian government cut off many citizensR7; internet access on Wednesday amid widespread protests over the death of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, in police custody, according to reports.

On Friday, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said he would offer Starlink in Iran.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken earlier announced on Twitter to promote internet freedom and greater access to digital communications by granting the Iranian people more access to digital communications in response to censorship by the Iranian government by issuing a general license. Free flow of information.

“Activate Starlink,” Musk wrote in response to BlinkenR7;s tweet.

Protesters have been demanding freedoms and have demonstrated mandatory dress codes, including the mandatory wearing of the hijab.

Protests in Iran erupted last weekend after Mahsa Amini died in the custody of IranR7;s ethics police. She was detained on charges of violating hijab-related laws and died days later in a coma.

Notably, lawmakers in New York and New Jersey earlier this week urged the U.S. Treasury Department to approve whether SpaceX seeks a license to provide internet services in Iran.

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Lawmakers, led by Claudia Tenney of New York and Malinowski of New Jersey, allegedly filed an appeal with the Treasury Department, according to Fox News. The letter came after Musk on Monday that SpaceX would seek a waiver from sanctions the country.

SpaceX has deployed Starlink in the past in emergencies, such as Ukraine after a Russian invasion and the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific after a volcanic eruption.