Protests over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini have gone global, but now tossing turbans of clerics has become a new protest act in Iran. Photo: Shutterstock/File
Protests over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini have gone global, but now tossing turbans of clerics has become a new protest act in Iran. Photo: Shutterstock/File
Negar Partow
Opinion

Opinion

Negar Partow

How ‘turban tossing’ protests are threatening Iran’s ruling clergy

  • Protests over Mahsa Amini’s death have gone global, but another version in Iran called ‘amameh parani’ is targeting a garment sacred to Shia clerics
  • Dislodging an amameh or turban worn by Shia clergy in public is a sign of great irreverence and ridicule

Protests over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini have gone global, but now tossing turbans of clerics has become a new protest act in Iran. Photo: Shutterstock/File
Protests over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini have gone global, but now tossing turbans of clerics has become a new protest act in Iran. Photo: Shutterstock/File
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