Iran's exiled Prince Reza Pahlavi called for the continuation and expansion of protests in the country as Iranians are out on the streets over the death of a hijab victim.
Pahlavi said on Tuesday that "continuing and expanding protests and strikes is the key to victory," describing the recent protests as the most significant since November 2019 and a "point of no return" on the way to "taking back our country from the anti-Iranian regime of the Islamic Republic".
Pahlavi lauded "the brave and justice-seeking women" of Iran and participation of different strata of the Iranian society in the ongoing protests, adding that the events of the last few days would foil the Islamic Republic’s efforts “to create division” among Iranians.
He also called on the "agents of repression" of the protests to "join the open arms of the nation as long as there is a chance."
The latest round of nationwide protests in Iran appears to be different from the protests that have rocked the Islamic Republic since 2017 in more than one way.
The protests that started in Tehran late evening on September 16 following the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, 22, was not triggered by financial hardships Iranians have been experiencing in recent years.