Eye on Iran's Protests - February 8, 2024

The Woman, Life, Freedom movement, which was sparked by the murder of Mahsa Amini in police custody in September 2022, represents one of the most significant domestic threats to regime stability since its founding in 1979. The regime has sought to violently suppress it, claiming over 500 lives in connection with the movement. Many were killed by live fire while attending street protests; countless have been detained and remain imprisoned.

Protesters descended on the streets of Ahvaz on January 28, 2024, the sixth day of the ongoing strike by workers of the Iran National Steel Industrial Group in Ahvaz.