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Solidarity with Iran

We stand with the people of Iran

We are a group people from Iran, friends and allies in Halifax UK. We stand in solidarity with protesters in Iran and around the world who are calling for freedom, justice and human rights. Please support us!

Take Action

We need your support. Please explore these actions and join our campaign.


1) Sign these petitions…

> Amnesty International - End the Protest Bloodshed

> Call on G7 leaders to free political prisoners


> Tell the UK government not to support the Iranian regime


> Tell FIFA to ban Iran from the world cup

> Support LGBT activists facing a death sentence


> More links and tips​...

2) Share news and content about Iran

> The Hair's Language (poem)

> Hashtags:  #mahsaamini #iranrevolution #womanlifefreedom #iranprotests

> Instagram: @from__iran @persianswithpurpose @centerforhumanrights

3) Support our campaign

> Sign up for email updates here...


Find out more

Who are you?

We are people from Iran who have fled persecution living here today, unable to communicate with our loved ones. It’s a tough time. We want to build awareness here, be the voices of our family and friends back in Iran who are silenced and ask the government to not support the Iranian regime.

What’s it all about?
It all started with the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman arrested and reportedly beaten by ‘morality police’ in Tehran on 13 September for allegedly violating Iran's strict rules requiring women to cover their hair with a hijab, or headscarf. After her funeral, women ripped off their headscarves in solidarity and since then protests have gained significant momentum, with some demanding more freedoms/choices and others an overthrow of the state.

What role are women playing?
Women protesters have been incredibly brave, many risking and losing their lives.
"Women, life, freedom"; is now a frequent chant across Iran. In an unprecedented show of support, schoolgirls have been demonstrating in playgrounds and on the streets, and men and teenage boys have also participated in large numbers. Because ultimately this isn’t about clothing, it’s about people’s fundamental human rights.

How have authorities reacted?
They have tried to suppress them with force and violence, cutting off the internet, phone lines and social media in an effort to silence voices. The BBC and other independent media are barred from reporting from inside Iran, making it difficult to verify what is claimed by state media. Security forces have denied killing peaceful demonstrators, but they have been filmed firing live ammunition on the streets.

There have been protests before – why is this different?
In 2009, millions of people took to the streets after a disputed presidential election.
However, the unrest was limited to major cities and was led by the middle class.
Economic hardship triggered nationwide protests in 2017 and 2019, but they took place mostly in working-class areas.

Now though, for the first time, more people are aware of the crimes of the Iranian regime and protests are involving people from all sections of society and age groups, spreading across dozens of cities and towns.

Thank you for your support. #WomenLifeFreedom


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