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“We Don’t Want the Islamic Republic”: Iran Protests Continue Despite Regime Crackdown

“We Don’t Want the Islamic Republic”: Iran Protests Continue Despite Regime Crackdown

Demonstrations in solidarity with Iranian women held in cities across the world.

Anti-regime protests in Iran have entered their third week despite violent crackdown by the country’s Islamic Guard (IRGC) and security forces.

The protests were triggered by the death of Iranian-Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody. The 22-year-old was arrested in Tehran on 13 September by the Islamic morality police officers for violating Iran’s Sharia-mandated dress code.

“At least 92 people have been killed as Iran has cracked down on women-led protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini after her arrest by the notorious morality police, the group Iran Human Rights said Sunday,” the TV channel France24 reported.

Hundreds have been arrested, including nine foreign nationals, as protests reach Iran’s capital Tehran. Iran’s intelligence “ministry said that citizens from Germany, Poland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and other countries had been detained” in the wake of the protests, the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported Friday.

The protests are most fierce in Iran’s western Kurdish-dominated region. “Protesters rallied across Iran and strikes were reported throughout the country’s Kurdish region on Saturday,” the Reuters reported Sunday.

Describing the scale of protests and regime’s response, the news agency added:

Protests have been particularly intense in Iran’s Kurdistan region, where authorities have previously put down unrest by the Kurdish minority numbering up to 10 million.

Shops and businesses were on strike in 20 northwestern cities and towns in protest against attacks on Iraq-based armed Kurdish opposition parties by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the Kurdish rights group Hengaw reported.

Fearing an ethnic uprising, and in a show of power, Iran launched rocket and drone attacks on targets in Iraq’s Kurdish region this week after accusing Iranian Kurdish dissidents of being involved in the unrest.

The demonstrations, which began in defiance of the Islamic dress code requiring women to wear a headscarf or hijab, have turned into a nationwide anti-regime unrest — with protestors chanting “We Don’t Want the Islamic Republic” and “Death to Khamenei,” the country’s so-called Islamic Supreme Leader.

The protests have “escalated into calls for the overthrow of the clerical establishment that has ruled Iran since its 1979 Islamic revolution,” the Associated Press noted Sunday.

Iranian Lawmakers Chant “Death to America”

While Iranians gathered in the streets defying government orders, Iranian lawmakers on Sunday pledged their loyalty to the regime by chanting “Death to America,” social media posts show.

It is worth noting that President Joe Biden’s administration is still negotiating with the Iranian regime to restore the Obama-era nuclear deal. Tehran has been amassing weapons-grade uranium and ramping up its WMD program as it hoodwinks President Biden by holding lengthy nuclear talks.

Anti-Tehran Demonstrations Held Worldwide

Demonstrations in solidarity with Iranian women took place in cities across the Western world.

“Worldwide protests were being held on Saturday in solidarity with the growing uprising in Iran demanding greater freedom and protesting against the death of Mahsa Amini following her arrest by Iranian morality police,” British newspaper The Guardian reported.

“Demonstrations under the slogan “Women, life, liberty” took place in many major cities, including Auckland, London, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Stockholm, Sydney and Zurich,” the UK daily added.

The biggest demonstration outside Iran apparently took place Toronto, Canada, where over 50,000 people rallied for freedom in Iran.

“York Regional Police have estimated that more than 50,000 people gathered in Richmond Hill in response to Amini’s detention in September for allegedly wearing her hijab incorrectly and her controversial death,” the newspaper Toronto Star reported.

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The Gentle Grizzly | October 2, 2022 at 6:14 pm

They have Big 5 stores in Iran?!? Who knew?

BierceAmbrose | October 2, 2022 at 6:49 pm

The woman whose death got noticed was Kurdish, right? How about the Kurdish territories secede to join Greater Israel: Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey gotta let them go if there’s a vote, right? Vlad’s gotta back it, after all.

Land-locked Kurdistan gets sea access; Greater Israel gets to use the oil reserves together; Israel n the rest of The Abraham Accords get new population and geography in their agreement.

Politically, it would annoy the living bejeezus — sorry, Jeshua — out of the folks who have failed to eliminate Israel; embarrass the occupied territories, their sponsors and apologists; and constrain the Iranian Republic’s shenanigans across the region. One hopes the Iranian Regime would lose friends for setting off this problem for their colleagues.

Just incidentally, likely fewer women will get judicially murdered for their fashion sense. So, there’s that, too.

2smartforlibs | October 2, 2022 at 7:15 pm

You would think the “squad” would have something to say.

It just may be that women free Iran. It just may be that women finally save the West from its suicide phase.

Demonstrations in other countries are no meaningless unless they can make their governments assist the Iranians to overthrow their government. At a minimum, they need small arms and ammunition. They will get nothing from Biden, as they got nothing from Obama.

The vile, feckless and morally bankrupt Dhimmi-crats are silent, as per usual. Nary a scintilla of criticism emanating from the mouths of these otherwise perennially outraged reprobates, regarding the pathologies of Islamic supremacism, despotism and totalitarianism. Hamas, Fatah and Iran’s regime can viciously oppress their own people and keep them mired in poverty and misery, but, it’s okay. It’s only a cause for contrived outrage when Israeli Jews kill an Arab Muslim, so-called “Palestinian” in self-defense.

Dhimmi-crats are simply incapable of criticizing the ideology of “Submission” and its most fanatical/despotic adherents.

Maybe the J6 Committee could help them out when they are disbanded.

I know Cheney and Kitzinger will have time on their hands. Don’t forget your hijab, Liz!!