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Iran's people vs. hardline rulers

Ian Explains: Iranian People vs. Their Rulers | GZERO World

Woman. Life. Freedom.

Those three words have filled the streets of Iran since the women-led protests agains the regime erupted last September.

The rallying cry began after a young woman, Mahsa Amini, died after being beaten by cops for not wearing her headscarf properly.

Since then, more than 14,000 people have been arrested, at least 326 killed, and one executed. It's the biggest uprising Iran has seen since the so-called "Green Movement" in 2009, Ian Bremmer explains on GZERO World.


Until recently, there seemed to be an opening for political reform on women in Iran.

But those hopes were dashed in 2021, when the the Supreme Leader's handpicked candidate won the presidential "election".

It's hard to say what'll happen next, although the regime will likely hang on. But even if the protesters do succeed, it's unclear what "winning" will mean. Or what cost it will exact.

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