Women and girls actively participated in 4th day of Iran protests

Women and girls continued to actively participated in the fourth day of Iran protests on Friday, August 3, 2018. The protests which had previously started in Karaj and Gohardasht (Alborz Province), Arak (capital of Markazi Province), Shahin Shahr, Najafabad and Qahdarijan (Isfahan Province in central Iran), Shiraz (Fars Province in the south), Mashhad (capital of Razavi Khorasan Province in the northeast) and Ahvaz (capital of Khuzestan Province in the southwest), extended to Tehran on the fourth day.

In the evening of Friday, August 3, 2018, Iranian women and girls accompanied Tehran’s courageous youth to start the protests in downtown Tehran with chants of “death to the dictator,” despite massive presence of the State Security Force, plainclothes agents and the anti-riot guards. They shouted and urged the public to cry out and demand their rights.

In Gohardasht and Karaj, freedom-loving women and youths demonstrated until late at night, chanting, “death to Khamenei,” “shame on the scoundrel leader (Khamenei),” “our money is under the mullahs’ cloak,” “the mullahs must get lost,” etc. They clashed with the security forces. Women’s presence was particularly prominent in Gohardasht.

In demonstrations on Thursday, August 2, 2018, which also continued into the night, Iranian women and girls in Najafabad chanted slogans against the regime’s policy of spending the Iranian people’s wealth in Syria while the younger generation in Iran is abandoned without a future.

In Shahin Shahr, a large group of women marched in the city, chanting against high prices, inflation and lack of water, and inviting locals to join the protests.

In metropolises like Shiraz and Mashhad, Iranian women and girls actively participated in the protests alongside men.

The main Iranian opposition leader, Maryam Rajavi, hailed the courageous, freedom-loving women and girls who participated in the front line of protests against the clerical regime. She said the nation, particularly Iran’s freedom-loving women, are proud of their participation.

Iran’s women and girls have participated in at least 320 protests from March until the end of July 2018.