December 7, 2022

Iran’s Protests Show No Signs of Slowing Down

by The Journal.

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In September, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in the custody of the morality police, who arrested her for allegedly violating Iran’s dress code. Afterwards, protests erupted across the country. WSJ’s Sune Rasmussen explains how the death of one woman has led to calls to overthrow the government.


Further Reading and Watching:

-Iran Protesters Seek End of an Islamic Republic Pillar—the Morality Police 

-Iran Disbands Morality Police, Considers Changing Hijab Laws, Official Says 

-Iran’s Shopkeepers Strike in Support of Protest Movement 


Further Listening:

-Iran's Secret System to Avoid Sanctions 



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