Iranian protesters rip off hijabs after police ‘kill woman’ | World

Women threw off their hijabs as thousands of people protested in Iran during the funeral of a 22-year-old apparently battered to death by the “morality police” for not wearing hers.

Video showed police firing tear gas into crowds in Saqez, Kurdistan province, who had converged for the funeral of Mahsa Amini, who died on Friday in Tehran.

Scores of women removed their headscarves in defiance of a law making it compulsory to wear them, while others shouted “death to the dictator” — a reference to Ayatollah Khamenei, the supreme leader.

Mourners removed their headscarves at the funeral in Saqez in protest

Sporadic gunfire could be heard in videos from Sanandaj, the provincial capital, as protesters shouted “Saqez is not alone”. One man was seen with head injuries apparently caused by birdshot.

Amini was arrested by hijab


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