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Iran Protests Draw Thousands in Milestone Memorial for Amini

  • Rallies and strikes reported on milestone day of mourning
  • Unrest began over death of woman arrested by morality police
Mahsa Amini died on Sept. 16 after she fell into a coma when the so-called “morality police” arrested her for allegedly flouting Islamic dress codes.

Mahsa Amini died on Sept. 16 after she fell into a coma when the so-called “morality police” arrested her for allegedly flouting Islamic dress codes.

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Iranian protesters and workers held demonstrations and strikes across the country to mark a traditional mourning ceremony for Mahsa Amini, the Kurdish-Iranian woman whose death in police custody sparked nationwide unrest.

Crowds gathered at the cemetery where Amini was buried on the outskirts of Saghez in Iran’s Kurdistan province, with the semi-official Iranian Students’ News Agency estimating the number of demonstrators at around 10,000. The internet was shut down in the area for security reasons, it added.