Unrest in Iran appears to be growing, and it’s about more than the death of a young woman
Analysis: Latest Iran protests likely not last for Tehran
Only glimpses of videos that make it online show the protests convulsing Iran over the death of a 22-year-old woman who had been detained by the nation’s morality police.
But those flashes show that public anger across the country, once only simmering, is now boiling.
The demonstrations surrounding the death of Mahsa Amini – and the government crackdown emerging to stifle them – represent just the latest cycle of unrest to grip Iran since its 1979 Islamic Revolution.
It likely won’t be the last as the Islamic Republic lurches between crises at home and abroad. The window through which the wider world can view them only will become more dim as authorities restrict internet access, detain journalists and tightly control all levers of the government’s power.