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Spain: Women protest and cut off hair in Barcelona following Mahsa Amini's death03:49

Spain: Women protest and cut off hair in Barcelona following Mahsa Amini's death

Spain, Barcelona
September 28, 2022 at 03:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of protesters gathered in front of Barcelona's city hall on Tuesday for a rally following the death of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman who died in police custody in Tehran.

Footage shows demonstrators chanting slogans, holding placards, dancing and singing. Some of the women can be seen cutting off their hair.

Similar scenes have been witnessed around the world, and in several cities in Iran, with authorities reportedly cracking down on protests.

Amini fell into a coma and died on September 16, following her arrest by the 'morality police' for allegedly breaking strict hijab rules.

The authorities said she had a heart attack and that her death was an 'unfortunate accident'. Demonstrators claim she was beaten, while her family has denied she had any health problems.

President Ebrahim Raisi said that her death must be investigated, but also accused Western countries of 'double standards' on human rights.

Spain: Women protest and cut off hair in Barcelona following Mahsa Amini's death03:49
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Dozens of protesters gathered in front of Barcelona's city hall on Tuesday for a rally following the death of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman who died in police custody in Tehran.

Footage shows demonstrators chanting slogans, holding placards, dancing and singing. Some of the women can be seen cutting off their hair.

Similar scenes have been witnessed around the world, and in several cities in Iran, with authorities reportedly cracking down on protests.

Amini fell into a coma and died on September 16, following her arrest by the 'morality police' for allegedly breaking strict hijab rules.

The authorities said she had a heart attack and that her death was an 'unfortunate accident'. Demonstrators claim she was beaten, while her family has denied she had any health problems.

President Ebrahim Raisi said that her death must be investigated, but also accused Western countries of 'double standards' on human rights.