Iranian police arrest 29 women over protests against compulsory hijab

Middle East Eye
http://www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?article43056

Publisher:  Europe Solidaire Sans Frontires
Date Written:  03/02/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX22193

Iranian police have arrested 29 women in the capital, Tehran, after they protested against a law that makes wearing the hijab compulsory.

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The protests have coincided with demonstrations against economic conditions in eastern Iran

Iranian police have arrested 29 women in the capital, Tehran, after they protested against a law that makes wearing the hijab compulsory.

Women across the country have been protesting by climbing onto telecom boxes, taking off their headscarves and waving them aloft on sticks.

Iran's Islamic law, imposed after the 1979 revolution, requires women to cover their hair and wear long, loose-fitting clothes in public. Six other women were also reportedly taken into custody this week.

Several images and videos of the demonstrations have gone viral on social media.

The protests have coincided with demonstrations against economic conditions in eastern Iran. Some have called for the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to step down.
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