The protests started on Sept. 16, the day Amini died, with crowds gathering outdoors the Tehran hospital the place she spent her last days.
As she was laid to relaxation in her hometown of Saqqez the next day, girls took off their headscarves in protest. They chanted “girl, life, freedom” — a slogan that will quickly be heard throughout the nation.
Some girls took off their headscarves, waving them within the air or setting them on hearth. Others reduce their hair in public, brazenly defying the morality police.