The protests began on Sept. 16, the day Amini died, with crowds gathering outside the Tehran hospital where she spent her final days.
As she was laid to rest in her hometown of Saqqez the following day, women took off their headscarves in protest. They chanted “woman, life, freedom” — a slogan that would soon be heard across the country.
Some women took off their headscarves, waving them in the air or setting them on fire. Others cut their hair in public, openly defying the morality police.