After monthslong lockdowns, excessive testing, and a deadly fire, demonstrators are calling for an end to the country’s “zero COVID” policy.
"It’s awakened something I don’t think will be quieted in a long, long time," the president said of demonstrations since Mahsa Amini's death.
Iran's "Woman! Life! Freedom!" protests continue despite crackdowns, but the movement's future is unclear.
Mahsa Amini died days after Iran's morality police detained her for not wearing her hijab properly, leading to demonstrations by civilians demanding justice.
The demonstrations sweeping Iran and the rest of the world are just the latest in a powerful resistance against the politicizing and policing of women’s bodies.
The U.N. human rights office called for an investigation into her death and condemned the country's “systemic persecution” of women.
Apparently there's nothing in the Constitution that specifically protects eating in peace, quipped one Twitter wag.
“As night fell and others began to join, the protests became no longer peaceful,” Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan said.
“I was there when a friend of mine had an illegal abortion,” one protester told HuffPost. “It was horrifying. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.”
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has renamed part of a street near the White House “Black Lives Matter Plaza.”