Iranian Official Fears Protestors Seek To Topple Regime
(ReliableNews.org) – Iranians have been protesting the oppressive regime that governs the country for weeks since the death of a young woman. The deceased, 22-year-old Masha Amini, died after being arrested by the nation’s morality police. An Iranian official has now expressed concerns the activists who have taken to the streets might want to topple the government.
On October 2, Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf told lawmakers the protests could destabilize the government. He claimed they were meant to topple the regime. He said protests of the past “were reform-seeking and not aimed at overthrowing.” He asked protesters not to allow their unrest to destabilize the country.
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Ironically, the current Islamic government was put into power in the country in 1979 after the Iranian Revolution. Groups across the country came together to overthrow the Shah, who ran a more Westernized government, and replace him with an ayatollah. That led to the oppression of women in the country under Sharia law and other foreign policy implications that have made the nation a pariah of sorts.
For now, Iranians are demanding the government stop stripping them of their autonomy and murdering them for not wearing head coverings.
Qalibaf promised to reform the “structures and methods” of the morality police. At this point, it’s unclear if that’ll be enough to stop the protests.
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