Protests Spread Across Iran Over Woman’s Death in Police Detention

Protests unfold throughout Iran on Monday over the demise of a younger lady in police custody who allegedly violated the nation’s strict Islamic costume code, with girls eradicating their state-mandated headscarves within the streets and police responding with power.

The demonstrations over Mahsa Amini’s demise on Friday pose one of many hardest challenges but for the one-year-old authorities of President Ebrahim Raisi, coming as he embarks on a visit to New York for the United Nations Common Meeting and as questions swirl concerning the well being of Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.