It’s a simple photo of a man and a woman kissing on a busy street Tuesday evening in Shiraz, Iran. The identity of the photographer is unknown, but the photo has become viral worldwide on social media because it shows that there is still a desire for freedom in a country run by autocratic zealots.
Kissing in public is prohibited in Iran, you see, and she’s not wearing a hijab. But that didn’t stop these brave two romantics:
— azadeh davachi (@azadeh_davachi) November 16, 2022
Iranians have taken to the streets for months to protest the September death Mahsa Amini (22-year-old Kurdish woman who died in Iran after being arrested for not wearing her headscarf correctly). There were reportedly signs that she’d been beaten. Nick Arama, my colleague, described the October protests and the extraordinary courage of those who put themselves out there knowing that they would be punished.
These protests will continue:
— Reza Moradi (@RezaMoradi) November 16, 2022
Iran’s ruling mullahs have reacted with predictable…