By James Phillips ~
Widespread protests continue to erupt in Iran following the Sept. 16 death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who was beaten fatally by Iran’s morality police after being arrested on charges of wearing clothing that violated a strict Islamic dress code.
The protests, which swiftly spread from Amini’s hometown to more than 80 cities, now pose the biggest challenge to the clerical regime’s harsh repression since the 2009 wave of protests sparked by the rigged reelection of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, then Iran’s president.
A photo obtained outside Iran on Sept. 21 by Agence France-Presse shows Iranians taking to the streets of Tehran during a protest of the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, in police custody. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)
Mounting protests have escalated into an open challenge to the Islamist regime, with crowds chanting, “Death to the dictator!” The political unrest shows no signs of abating despite…
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