Government artists at the Raisi memorial ceremony

Government loyalists have shown their support through prayers and gatherings in mosques and squares, but daily life in Iran continues relatively uninterrupted. This dichotomy reflects a population divided in its response to the political leadership. While some, like Mohammad Hossein Zarrabi, a member of the Basij religious militia, praise Raisi’s hard work and enduring legacy, others, like Reza, a shopkeeper from Yazd, express indifference and frustration over the persistent economic and social issues.