THIS IS WHAT REAL RESISTANCE LOOKS LIKE – Hint: it doesn’t involve pink pussyhats.
Tehran police have arrested 29 women for appearing in public without a headscarf as protests against the dress code in force since the Islamic revolution of 1979 intensify, Iranian media reported Friday.
Those arrested were accused of public order offences and referred to the state prosecutor’s office, the Fars, ILNA and Tasnim news agencies reported without elaborating.Chief prosecutor Mohammad Jafar Montazeri had played down the escalating protests on Wednesday, saying they were “trivial” and “childish” moves possibly incited by foreigners.
He had been asked about a woman detained earlier this week for standing on a pillar box in a busy street waving her headscarf on the end of a stick.
Unprecedented images of at least 11 women protesting the same way had been widely shared on social media.
Chrenk’s rule of thumb: if your protest carries with it no negative consequences for you and, quite the contrary, you will be lauded and lionised for your stance, you’re not being courageous.