Protests erupted in support of an Iranian woman who died in police custody

Supporters hold posters with the image of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman who died in police custody after being arrested for allegedly violating the country’s hijab rules, during a protest outside the United Nations in New -York on Wednesday and the Iranian President Ebrahim. Raisi was inside. (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman, died in police custody last week after being accused of not wearing her hijab properly while detained by Tehran’s morality police.

Amini’s death sparked days of street protests in numerous Iranian cities – some of which turned deadly, challenging the Iranian government – and beyond.

People gather in front of the Dom Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, amid votive candles and posters

Hundreds of people gather in front of the Dom Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, on Wednesday in memory of Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody after allegedly being arrested for violating Iran’s hijab rules. (NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Protesters attend a rally calling for the prosecution of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

Protesters clashed with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday. (Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images)

An exhibition of portraits of alleged victims of Iranian state violence was set up near the United Nations on Tuesday.

An exhibition of portraits of alleged victims of Iranian state violence was set up near the United Nations on Tuesday. (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Protesters in Istanbul are pushed away from Taksim Square by riot police during a demonstration in support of Mahsa Amini

Protesters in Istanbul are pushed away from Taksim Square by riot police during a demonstration in support of 22-year-old Iranian Mahsa Amini. (Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty Images)

Turkish riot police detain a protester during a demonstration in support of Mahsa Amini

Turkish riot police detain a protester during a demonstration in Istanbul in support of Mahsa Amini. (Ozan Koseo/AFP via Getty Images)

Iranian demonstrators taking to the streets of the capital Tehran

Iranian protesters litter the streets of Tehran as demonstrations spread to 15 cities across Iran overnight over the death of Mahsa Amini after she was arrested by the country’s morality police. (AFP via Getty Images)

People gather during a protest for Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested by morality police

Trash cans, one on fire, are used to partially block off a street during a protest for Mahsa Amini in Tehran. (Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Flowers and candles are arranged in a heart shape in front of the Dom Cathedral in Cologne, Germany

Heart-shaped flowers and candles are placed in front of the Dom Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, during a protest against the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody in Iran. (NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Mahsa Amini posters are seen in front of the Dom Cathedral in Cologne, Germany

Posters of Mahsa Amini are held during a protest in Cologne, Germany, on Wednesday. (NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

People step on a poster of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

People stand on a poster of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi during a protest outside the United Nations on Wednesday in New York. (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *