Iran: One year after the uprising in November 2019
One of the most stunning moments of Iran’s contemporary history emerged on November 15, 2019. The protests took shape rapidly, with anti-regime chants rapidly radicalizing against the mullahs’ supreme leader, Ali Khamenei.
Throngs of Iranian people, the army of the unemployed and hungry, and the army of suppressed women and youth who have nothing to lose but their chains, took to the streets to express their outrage over the three-fold hike in fuel prices.
Young people formed the nucleus of the protests and the state-run media acknowledged the Iranian women’s remarkable role as vanguards and leaders of the uprising.
They wrote women played a leading role in the cells of four or five people. They also encouraged people to join the protests.
The state-run Mashreqnews.com wrote on November 20, 2019, “Women had a remarkable role in the recent mischief.”