The Protests in Iran: Summary so far

In recent years, Iran has seen a wave of protests in Iran and demonstrations, particularly among women, who have been at the forefront of the movement for change in the country. One of the most notable and tragic examples of this was the killing of Masih Alinejad, a young woman who was shot and killed during a protest in Tehran in November 2019.


Masih was just 22 years old when she was killed, but she had already made a name for herself as a brave and passionate advocate for women’s rights in Iran. She was a vocal critic of the government’s strict dress code for women, which requires them to wear a hijab in public, and she often participated in protests and demonstrations calling for greater freedom and equality for women in the country.


On the day of her death, Masih was participating in a demonstration on Tehran’s Revolution Street, along with thousands of other Iranians who were protesting against the government’s handling of the country’s economy. As the protest turned violent, Masih was shot by security forces and later died of her injuries.


Her death sparked outrage and grief among women’s rights activists and ordinary Iranians alike, and it became a rallying cry for the ongoing movement for change in the country. Many saw Masih as a symbol of the bravery and determination of Iran’s women, and her death only served to strengthen their resolve to continue fighting for their rights.


Since Masih’s death, the protests in Iran have continued, with women playing a prominent role in the movement. They have been at the forefront of the demonstrations, often leading the charge and speaking out against the government’s policies and actions.


Despite the risks, these women have remained committed to the cause of change in Iran, and their bravery and determination have inspired many others to join the movement. While the road ahead may be difficult, it is clear that the women of Iran will not be silenced, and their voices will continue to be heard until real progress is made toward greater freedom and equality for all in the country.



A protester holds a portrait of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration in Istanbul on September 20, 2022. (AFP)