Day 25 of Iranian Revolution
*Day 25 of Revolution in Iran*
Iranian social media was trending with the video below yesterday. It’s of the Kurdish city of Sanandaj, capital of the Iranian province of Kurdistan.
Mahsa Amini was a Kurdish woman — she hailed from a neighboring city.
Kurdistan will be known as the birthplace of this Revolution. That’s why the government is brutally, absolutely brutally, besieging Kurdish cities — that, and long-standing, systemic racism against the Kurds and other minorities in Iran.
The Kurdish nation, in fact, is comprised of 30-45 million people, spread in the following countries (in order of Kurdish population): Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria.
We owe a lot of the hope and courage we see out of Iran today to the Kurdish people — most importantly, Mahsa Amini.