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The Hijab Protest: Between Continuity and Change

The ongoing protests in Iran, which began following the death of Mahsa Amini, present a significant challenge to the post-revolutionary regime. The protests have not diminished despite violent suppression efforts by the establishment, and there are several distinguishing features of the current unrest compared to past protests, including a different timeline, younger protestors, ethnic segmentation, and the demographic and geographical distribution of the demonstrations. The ongoing unrest is viewed as a challenge to the regime’s revolutionary concept that serves as an ideological compass.