Iranian police are clashing with students across the country as the Islamist regime nears its 20th delay of deadly crackdowns on protesters seeking rights for women.
Multiple unconfirmed videos have circulated on social media appearing to show students defying the regime. Other videos appear to show pro-government forces firing on demonstrators. While Iranians have protested against the regime before in recent years, observers say the current unrest is different.
“The Iranian people have continued their protests for over two weeks. This time around, it’s different. We have never seen such courage on the part of the Iranian protesters who are burning Basiji headquarters, police cars, even attacking and killing regime forces,” Iranian analyst Lisa Daftari told Fox News Digital.
“What the Iranian people are telling the world, though, is that while they’re willing to continue and to fight their own fight, they do not believe they can do it without the support of the West. The support they need isn’t just from the podium, although that is a good start. The Iranian people need the West, spearheaded by the United States, to pivot from appeasing the regime to supporting the people,” she continued.
Daftari went on to argue that the U.S. must withdraw from nuclear deal talks with the Iranian regime as a show of support for protesters.