photos show widespread protests in iran over womans death

The world is watching as Iran erupts into protests over the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who was detained for days by the country’s morality police for not wearing her hijab properly.

Mahsa Amini was arrested on Sept. 13 by Iran’s police force that terrorizes citizens — particularly women — for what they deem a refusal to comply with the country’s strict dress code. This includes the hijab, a headscarf worn by Muslim women. Three days after being hospitalized in a coma, Amini was pronounced dead.

Protesters have accused police of killing Amini because she didn’t abide by Iran’s strict hijab mandate. Since her death, Iranians — particularly women — have taken to the streets to demand justice for Amini, calling for an end to the morality police and the hijab mandate. Women have been documented taking off their hijabs and in some instances burning them, an act that could cost them their lives.

Since the demonstrations began, tensions have risen between civilians and police in cities across Iran.

These photos show the unrest in Iran, as well as reactions from around the world:

A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran shows demonstrators gathering around a burning barricade during a protest for Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic’s morality police, in Tehran on Sept. 19.
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A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran on Sept. 21 shows Iranian demonstrators taking to the streets of the capital Tehran during a protest for Mahsa Amini, days after she died in police custody.

A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran on Sept. 21 shows Iranian demonstrators taking to the streets of the capital Tehran during a protest for Mahsa Amini, days after she died in police custody.
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In this Monday, Sept. 19, photo taken by an individual not employed by The Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, people run away from anti-riot police during a protest over the death of a young woman who had been detained for violating the country's conservative dress code, in downtown Tehran.

In this Monday, Sept. 19, photo taken by an individual not employed by The Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, people run away from anti-riot police during a protest over the death of a young woman who had been detained for violating the country’s conservative dress code, in downtown Tehran.
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In this Monday, Sept. 19, photo taken by an individual not employed by The Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, a police motorcycle burns during a protest over the death of a young woman who had been detained for violating the country's conservative dress code, in downtown Tehran.

In this Monday, Sept. 19, photo taken by an individual not employed by The Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, a police motorcycle burns during a protest over the death of a young woman who had been detained for violating the country’s conservative dress code, in downtown Tehran.
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In this Monday, Sept. 19, photo taken by an individual not employed by The Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, anti-riot police arrive to disperse demonstrators during a protest over the death of a young woman who had been detained for violating the country's conservative dress code, in downtown Tehran.

In this Monday, Sept. 19, photo taken by an individual not employed by The Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, anti-riot police arrive to disperse demonstrators during a protest over the death of a young woman who had been detained for violating the country’s conservative dress code, in downtown Tehran.
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A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran on Sept. 21, shows Iranian demonstrators taking to the streets of the capital Tehran during a protest for Mahsa Amini, days after she died in police custody.

A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran on Sept. 21, shows Iranian demonstrators taking to the streets of the capital Tehran during a protest for Mahsa Amini, days after she died in police custody.
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A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran on Sept. 21 shows Iranian demonstrators burning a rubbish bin in the capital Tehran during a protest for Mahsa Amini, days after she died in police custody.

A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran on Sept. 21 shows Iranian demonstrators burning a rubbish bin in the capital Tehran during a protest for Mahsa Amini, days after she died in police custody.
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 20, photo taken by an individual not employed by The Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, protesters throw stones at anti-riot police during a protest over the death of a young woman who had been detained for violating the country's conservative dress code, in downtown Tehran.

In this Tuesday, Sept. 20, photo taken by an individual not employed by The Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, protesters throw stones at anti-riot police during a protest over the death of a young woman who had been detained for violating the country’s conservative dress code, in downtown Tehran.
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A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran shows shows a demonstrator raising his arms and makes the victory sign during a protest for Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic's morality police, in Tehran on Sept. 19.

A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran shows shows a demonstrator raising his arms and makes the victory sign during a protest for Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic’s morality police, in Tehran on Sept. 19.
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A protester holds a portrait of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration in support of Amini, who died after being arrested in Tehran by the Islamic Republic's morality police, on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul on Sept. 20.

A protester holds a portrait of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration in support of Amini, who died after being arrested in Tehran by the Islamic Republic’s morality police, on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul on Sept. 20.
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A woman shouts slogans next to an Iranian flag during a protest against the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini, outside Iran's general consulate in Istanbul, Wednesday, Sept. 21.

A woman shouts slogans next to an Iranian flag during a protest against the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini, outside Iran’s general consulate in Istanbul, Wednesday, Sept. 21.
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A protester cuts her hair during a rally against Iranian regime outside the House of Representatives in The Hague on Sept. 23, following the death of an Iranian woman after her arrest by the country's morality police in Tehran.

A protester cuts her hair during a rally against Iranian regime outside the House of Representatives in The Hague on Sept. 23, following the death of an Iranian woman after her arrest by the country’s morality police in Tehran.
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Hundreds of people gather in front of the Sherman Oaks Galleria in memory of Mahsa Amini, 22, who died in police custody after being arrested for violating Iran's hijab rules, on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Hundreds of people gather in front of the Sherman Oaks Galleria in memory of Mahsa Amini, 22, who died in police custody after being arrested for violating Iran’s hijab rules, on Sunday in Los Angeles.
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People demonstrate against the Iranian regime during a protest at Mel Lastman Square in Toronto, Sept. 24.

People demonstrate against the Iranian regime during a protest at Mel Lastman Square in Toronto, Sept. 24.
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Almost 1,000 people are gathered outside of Wheeler Hall Auditorium of the University of California, Berkeley, on Sept. 23, to protest the Iranian government after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in custody in Tehran.

Almost 1,000 people are gathered outside of Wheeler Hall Auditorium of the University of California, Berkeley, on Sept. 23, to protest the Iranian government after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in custody in Tehran.
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Members of the Iranian community in Ottawa and their supporters rally Sunday in solidarity with protesters in Iran after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody for improperly wearing a hijab.

Members of the Iranian community in Ottawa and their supporters rally Sunday in solidarity with protesters in Iran after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody for improperly wearing a hijab.
Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP

Demonstrators hold placards Sunday outside the Iranian Embassy in London to protest the death of Iranian Mahsa Amin.

Demonstrators hold placards Sunday outside the Iranian Embassy in London to protest the death of Iranian Mahsa Amin.
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Protesters shout slogans at central Syntagma square in Athens on Saturday during a protest against the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini,

Protesters shout slogans at central Syntagma square in Athens on Saturday during a protest against the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini,
Yorgos Karahalis/AP

Protesters shout slogans Saturday during an Athens protest against the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini.

Protesters shout slogans Saturday during an Athens protest against the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini.
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Members of the Iranian community and their supporters rally Sunday in Ottawa in solidarity with protesters in Iran after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody.

Members of the Iranian community and their supporters rally Sunday in Ottawa in solidarity with protesters in Iran after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody.
Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP

People shout slogans during a protest Sunday against the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini, outside the Iranian Embassy, in Nicosia, Cyprus.

People shout slogans during a protest Sunday against the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini, outside the Iranian Embassy, in Nicosia, Cyprus.
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A protester shouts slogans outside the European Commission representative office in Athens during a protest Saturday against the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini.

A protester shouts slogans outside the European Commission representative office in Athens during a protest Saturday against the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini.
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