Iran's latest protests explained
Omar Elwafaii in Washington, D.C.

Iranians are taking to the streets following the death of a young woman in police custody. The family of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old from Iran's Kurdistan province, said she was healthy when she was detained and they believe she was beaten by authorities. 

Video from the police station seems to corroborate the official narrative, that Amini collapsed while speaking with a female detective in a room full of people, fell into a coma, and later died. Nonetheless, demonstrations are growing against Iran's restrictive policies and their 'morality police' squads. 

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