Iranian police arrest 29 women for removing headscarf

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Iranian police say they have detained 29 women they described as "deceived" who removed their obligatory Islamic veils in protest.

Tehran police said on Thursday that the campaign had been instigated from outside Iran through illegal satellite channels. Alinejad asked Iranian women to wear white scarfs as sign of protest on every Wednesday.

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

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Citing the Teheran police, the hardline Tasnim news agency said last Friday that in recent days, "29 people who were deceived by the propaganda of a campaign named White Wednesdays to remove their hijab were arrested by police".

"The Iranian police announced in 2014 that they have warned, arrested or sent to court almost 3.6 million women because of having bad hijab", Masih Alinejad, a US-based journalist and activist, told The Guardian. "But now ... I think the government of Iran, they have the fear of these fearless women", founder Masih Alinejad CBC Radio on Wednesday.

Masih Alinejad, Iranian exiled journalist and women's rights activist, reacted to the photo in an Instagram post: "The fact that you are holding a flag instead of a baton shows that we have won!" The footage shows Mohaved waving her white hijab defiantly from the end of a pole, her black hair flowing uncovered.

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Just a few months after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, despite mass protests, a law forcing women to not only cover their heads but also wear loose clothing came into effect.

"The movement started inside Iran". According to The Guardian, Soheila Jolodarzadeh, a female member of the Iranian parliament, called the protests "the results of longstanding restrictions", suggesting that the government itself is to blame - and not the other way around. "This is a campaign that's been going on for years and years", she explained.

People have been sharing images of women standing on top of utility boxes waving their hijabs on sticks with the hashtag #GirlsOfRevolutionSt, as a tribute to 31-year-old Vida Mohaved, the woman who initiated the protest in Tehran's Enghelab Street and was arrested for it in December 2017.

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