Protests In Iran Continuing Despite Government Crackdown

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The protests in Iran since the death of Mahsa Amini in September of last year have continued despite facing fierce suppression, including hundreds of deaths at the hands of police, the arrest of thousands and the execution of four people so far. But because of the severity of the government’s response, the Iranian people have been more “cautious” in the way they protest according to Roya Boroumand, co-founder of Abdorrahman Boroumand Center, an Iranian human rights NGO.  Ali Fathollah-Nejad, a political scientist at the American University of Beirut, said that the sharp decline of Iran’s economy is also contributing to the continuation of the protests.