Mapping Iran’s unrest: how Mahsa Amini’s death led to nationwide protests

Interactive map shows spread of demonstrations over five weeks after woman’s death in custody

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Iran has been gripped by protests since the death in custody on 16 September of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian of Kurdish origin who had been arrested three days earlier for allegedly breaching the Islamic dress code for women. This interactive map shows how protests spread between 16 September and 21 October, fuelled by public outrage over a crackdown that has led to the deaths of other young women and girls. Now in their seventh week, the protests show no sign of ending.



The data used to map protests in this article comes from the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project.

Acled demonstration events data is derived from a wide range of local, regional and national sources. Events that share characteristics, such as date, location, participants, may be counted as one event.

Locations in the Acled dataset are coded to named populated places, geo-strategic locations, natural locations, or neighbourhoods of larger cities. For some events we have provided a more specific location based on our own reporting.

Acled is a living dataset. The data available at the time of publication covers the period of 16 September to 21 October and is subject to future revisions.

For further information, see the Acled codebook, resource library and searchable FAQ.


Niels de Hoog and Elena Morresi

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