Iranian schoolgirls took part in a protest against the authorities. They took off their hijabs, waved them and chanted slogans against the clergy.
The girls joined the protests that swept the country after the death of a woman who was detained by the police for violating the law on wearing a hijab, the BBC reports.
Videos are appearing on social networks that confirm the protests of schoolgirls. In one of the educational institutions, the girls expelled an education worker from the school.
They shouted “Shame on you” and threw things that looked like empty water bottles at the man until he fled through the gate.
Protests by schoolgirls took place in Karaji, Tehran and the northwestern cities of Sakez and Sanandaj. Several female students were in classes with their heads uncovered. Some gave the middle finger to portraits of Ayatollah (an honorary title given to Shia Muslims by popular vote) Khamenei and the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Iran’s leadership faced a serious challenge. Not only politicians and adults protest against the government and laws, but also teenagers who are not afraid to burn photos of the supreme leader.
Protests continue despite Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s warning that these “riots” are orchestrated by the West.