Originally published on The New Arab on October 11, 2022.
[…] Although the outcome of these protests is yet to be seen, many have said that a turning point has been reached. “These people would not be in the streets risking their lives if they didn’t want absolute change,” Firuzeh argued. “They want secular democracy, they want equality, they want an end to discrimination, they want body autonomy,” she explained. “So, if you want to have all of those things, you cannot have the Islamic Republic.” […]