How Iran's Generation Z Is Leading Protests in the Streets and Online
Ask Students: Who are some of the people protesting in Iran that are described in this story? What is the reason protests started recently?
People gather in Melbourne, Australia to stand in solidarity with the Iranian protests. | Matt Hrkac
The Islamic Republic of Iran is no stranger to popular uprisings. The regime cracked down on protests in 2009, and again 10 years later. But there’s something different about the demonstrations sweeping the country today, sparked by the killing of a woman by morality police. They are being led by young people, and are playing out both in the streets, and online. Ali Rogin reports. For a transcript of this story, click here.
Do you think there’s a difference in mass protests led by young people?
Media Literacy: Why do you think this story focused on one generation participating in the protests?
Do you know about the modern history of Iran? What led to the current protests? Read the following article and write a paragraph summary of how this current protest might be different from past protests in Iran.