Iran’s security forces are waging brutal attacks on peaceful protesters, sending bullets into crowds and beating people to death. 12,500 have been arrested and nearly 250 killed.
For five weeks, despite the risks, the women-led protests have only grown. Now students, truck drivers, and oil refinery workers have joined the fight for an end to political repression.
As the streets become more violent, activists need access to technology and secure communications to stay in touch with each other – and the world. The regime, desperate to crush the movement, is shutting down the internet to hide the crackdown and stop protests from organizing.
Our community can help, right now.
Internet freedom group Access Now has been providing support to Iran’s protest movement since 2009. Now, they’re working around the clock to keep activists safe by piercing the blackout and unblocking platforms shut down by the government.
The requests for help are pouring in and Access Now needs to quickly ramp up their team – can you chip in to help break the blackout?