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#Iranian women key players in anti-government protests in Iran irannewswire.org/iranian-women-…
Iranian women are at the forefront of anti-government protests in #Iran challenging the misogynous rule of the clerical regime.
Dec 2017/Jan 2018 #Iranprotests
Women played a significant role in the protests. In many parts of Iran, women were the first to chant “down with Khamenei”, the regime’s Supreme Leader, which then turned into the key slogan of the uprising, targeting the regime in its entirety.
A popular video showed a woman standing alone against riot police in Kermanshah during a protest on Dec 29, 2017. The angry woman chanted “down with Khamenei” into the faces of riot police while others encouraged her.
During 2018 when more than 9,000 protests were carried out by various classes of #Iran’s society, Iranian women once again played an important role. They were active in all the rallies and sometimes played leadership roles.
In light of #Iran’s sometimes traditional norms, protesting women, are breaking the norms. By standing at the forefront of the demonstrations they are challenging the taboos created by the 40 years of extremist rule which has specifically targeted women’s liberties.
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