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An Iranian Uprising Led By Women

An Iranian Uprising Led By Women

Update: 2022-09-2896
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Mahsa Amini, 22, traveled from her hometown in the province of Kurdistan to the Iranian capital, Tehran, this month. Emerging from the subway, she was arrested for failing to cover her hair modestly enough. Three days later, she was dead.

The anger over Ms. Amini’s death has prompted days of rage, exhilaration and street battles across Iran, with women stripping off their head scarves — and even burning them — in the most significant outpouring of dissent against the ruling system in more than a decade.

Guest: Farnaz Fassihi, a reporter for The New York Times.

Background reading: 

  • The protests have been striking for the way they have cut across ethnic and social class divides, but there is one group that has risen up with particular fury.
  • Beyond the anger over Ms. Amini’s death lies a range of grievances: a collapsing economy, brazen corruption, suffocating repression, and social restrictions handed down by a handful of elderly clerics.

For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday. 

Comments (20)

fatima akhlaghi

Thank you for supporting. This should be heard by everyone that Mahsa Amini was killed by the iranian goverment. Unfortunately, hijab in our country is a compulsion, not a choice. Compulsion imposed on everyone. Women are fighting here for their freedom please spread this to everyone. Thank you

Nov 19th
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M Mohtasham

would you plz named other neighbor countries of Iran which have future!!!most of them are not safety country ,and that's the point...we don't want to have such a country without security and safety even without hejab...security is the most important thing in iran.

Oct 11th
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Samin Naseh

🥲💔 #Mahsa_Amini

Oct 10th
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Sami Akhzari

Thanks for supporting 🙏 #mahsa_amini

Oct 9th
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Ellie S

Thank you for covering this

Oct 4th
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Ayla Mokhtarvand

Thanks for being our voice

Oct 4th
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nafise moradi

Firstly, thank you to be our voice, but your reporter didn't cover the protests completely.

Oct 4th
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Sarah T

#mahsa_amini

Oct 3rd
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Soheil

You didn't talk about the internet shutdown in Iran and many other reasons why Iranians started the protests against the regime. By the way, thank you for this episode 🖤🕊️

Sep 30th
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sahar dbi

Thanks for your support #OPIRAN #MahsaAmini

Sep 29th
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matina Bahadori

finalyyyy✌️ #mahsa_amini #mahsaamini #OpIran #مهسا_امینی

Sep 28th
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Marjan Nabi

farnaz fasihi is a betrayer to Iranian people. shame on you farnaz👎👎👎

Sep 28th
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mohammad idar

❤️❤️

Sep 28th
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Atiyeh Z

thanks for supporting us!pls pls being our voice

Sep 28th
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Parvin Khorasani

#مهسا_امینی be the voice of women in Iran

Sep 28th
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payam kohan

thanks for your support during these hardships and killings in iran 🌼🌺

Sep 28th
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HM

Thanks for your support #mahsaamini

Sep 28th
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Saman fellow traveller

FINALLY!!!

Sep 28th
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