VIDEO: Watch Iranian Women Burn Their Veils As Revolution Is Afoot

Iranian Protest

( – The protests in Iran that began when a woman died while in police custody for breaking the nation’s hijab laws have escalated to the point that Iranian officials fear that a revolution may be underway.

You can watch a video of Iranian women burning their hijabs further down this post.

As the BBC is currently reporting in “Iran unrest: Women burn headscarves at anti-hijab protests“:

Women have been at the forefront of escalating protests in Iran sparked by the death in custody of a woman detained for breaking hijab laws.

Crowds cheered when women burned their hijabs on a bonfire in Sari on Tuesday, the fifth successive day of unrest.” [emphasis added]

What was the original spark of the protests?

“The 22-year-old Kurdish woman [Mahsa Amini] from the north-western city of Saqez died in hospital on Friday, after spending three days in a coma.

“She was with her brother in Tehran when she was arrested by morality police, who accused her of breaking the law requiring women to cover their hair with a hijab, or headscarf, and their arms and legs with loose clothing. She fell into the coma shortly after collapsing at a detention centre.

“There were reports that police beat Ms. Amini’s head with a baton and banged her head against one of their vehicles, Acting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada al-Nashif said.” [emphasis added]

Here is the video of Iranian women burning their hijabs in protest: