26 janvier 2023

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Mahsa Amini, the first women revolutionary against the Islamic Republic

Thousands of people gathered in Paris in support of the Iranian people / ©YANG - IMPACT EUROPEAN

Iran has been rocked by violent protests since the death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, arrested in Tehran on September 13 by vice squad for “wearing inappropriate clothes”.

Iran has been rocked by violent protests since the death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, arrested in Tehran on September 13 by vice squad for “wearing inappropriate clothes”.

On Sunday afternoon, a major demonstration was held in Republic Square to support the revolt of Iranian women against their ultra-conservative regime, when at least 92 people have already been killed by the repression.

The Iranian diaspora, Parisian activists marched in numbers from Place de la République to Place de la Nation, the traditional route of major Parisian movements.

“Woman, life, freedom”. Several thousand people sang the now famous slogan this Sunday in Paris, to support the revolt of Iranian women against their ultra-conservative regime and denounce the behavior of the Iranian authorities who respond to demonstrators with violence.

On the Parisian pavement, the demonstrators multiplied the tributes to the Iranian women throughout the afternoon. “Join the first feminist revolution!” and “Mahsa Amini, your name made the tyranny of the ayatollahs tremble”, chanted the crowd, for example, despite some heavy downpours. Under forget the “Death to the Islamic Republic”, “Death to the dictator”.

This Sunday, President Ebrahim Raïsi, moreover, again accused the “enemies” of Iran of “conspiring” against his country, believing that their attempts had “failed” while the anti-government demonstrations, the largest since 2019, continue. The protest movement was sparked by the death on September 16 of the 22-year-old Iranian Kurd, three days after her arrest for violating the country’s dress code, which notably requires women to wear the veil. At least 92 people have been killed by the regime’s fierce repression.