Published: Friday, 19 January 2018 21:09
Friday, the Washington Post published a new analysis of the mass protests that swept the Islamic Republic of Iran beginning three weeks earlier on December 28. After spanning at least 75 and perhaps well over 100 Iranian cities, the demonstrations have been largely suppressed by the government, resulting in thousands of arrests and upwards of 50 deaths. But many observers of the protest movement have publicly stated that it is likely not at an end, but will ultimately be further enflamed by the regime’s response. To this speculation about the future, the Washington Post adds an account of the demonstrations’ roots in the country’s labor movement.