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Protests raging across Iran show ‘solidarity’ and anger against regime, Northeastern experts say

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Protests sparked in Iran by the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman in police custody have united the Iranian society, Northeastern University experts say, but the loud outcry will probably not bring any immediate change by the Islamist regime. 

“The very fact that there is so much solidarity with this young woman from Kurdistan and so much anger towards the regime because of her is really a sign of both political maturity of Iranian society and the depth and extent of their grievances toward the regime,” says Valentine Moghadam, professor of sociology and international affairs at Northeastern and the director of the Middle East Studies Program.

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