Iran has been witnessing a massive anti-hijab protest in several cities across the country for the past few days. This comes after when a 22-year-old Mahsa Amin was reportedly killed in the custody by the morality police for not wearing the hijab properly. Amid this, a video of the revolutionary Italian folk song Bella Ciao in Persian version by the two Iranian sisters went viral on the internet.
The singer and guitarist Samin and Behin Bolouri shared the video on the photo-sharing app Instagram on September 16 with a caption in Persian that reads we are not awake until tomorrow.
Take a look at the viral video of the Persian version of Bella Ciao
Ever since the video was shared on the Internet, it has garnered more than 5 million views and likes in no time. Many internet users also appreciated the efforts by the sisters in the comment section. One of the users in the Persian language wrote that during the hard times, when dictators try to control the masses, it is the responsibility of the people to break those narratives and fly high from the cage. Another user called it a pure piece of art and wrote that the current protests will surely change the thinking of the ruling government in the country.
While the third user wrote that he listened the song more than 100 times. At the time, when Iran is burning, no one coming forward to speak about wrongdoings, there will be a time when all the people in the country will stand together and see the dying dictators.
Meanwhile, in order to demolish the hijab laws in Iran, anti-hijab protest has intensified over the past few days. Almost 70 people have lost their lives and thousands of people got injured during this time. Reports say that the Iran police have arrested more than 1,300 in the ongoing protests.