Iranians protest in Tehran over woman's death in police custody DUBAI United Arab Emirates Iranians took to

the streets of the capital on Monday to protest the death of a young woman in custody for violating the country's 

conservative dress code. The official Fars news agency said students gathered in protest at several universities

in Tehran, demanding an investigation into the death of Mahsa Amini and the dismantling of the ethics police

police who were holding him at the time of death. Demonstrations continued for a long time in other cities

The video showed a third day of demonstrations in Kurdish cities in western Iran as well as at a university

in the northern city of Rasht in the central city of Isfahan. Police say he died of a heart attack and denied

that he was abused. They released closed-circuit video footage last week that purportedly showed the moment 

she collapsed after her family said she did not have a heart condition. Iran's President Ibrahim Raisi,

who left for New York on Monday to address the United Nations General Assembly, ordered an investigation and vowed to pursue

the case over the phone with Amini's family. The judiciary has started the investigation. Since the Islamic

Revolution of 1979, Iran has made the hijab compulsory for women and has accused the ethics police of enforcing 

other sanctions on it. In recent years the force has been criticized, especially over its treatment of young women.

In 2017, dozens of women covered their heads in protest. Iranians have taken to the streets in recent

years in response to the economic crisis triggered by Western sanctions linked to Iran's nuclear program.