Iran Protests Are Proving a Durable Challenge to the Islamic Republic

Three weeks after anti-government protests erupted across Iran – sparked by the death of a woman detained for allegedly violating the country’s strict Muslim dress code – the movement has proved more resilient than previous challenges to Tehran’s leaders and could pose a continuing threat.

Students across the country rallied outside universities on Sunday, chanting slogans including “death to the dictator”, and schoolgirls marching through the streets of Tehran waving veils in air, a gesture that has become the central expression of dissent. The governor of the province of Kurdistan on Sunday ordered the closure of universities, likely to avoid more protests. Stores across the country remain closed as part of a growing strike by store owners.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/iran-protests-are-proving-a-durable-challenge-to-the-islamic-republic-11665319812 Iran Protests Are Proving a Durable Challenge to the Islamic Republic

Edmund DeMarche

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