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Middle fingers for freedom: this photo of Iranian high school girls, a new symbol of protest


In Iran, protests against the regime are intensifying. In several colleges and high schools in Tehran, young Iranian women are taking off their veils and demanding more freedom. One image, in particular, made the rounds on social media.

In Iran, the revolt is gaining ground.

After the students, it is the high school students' turn to counter-attack and challenge the authorities.

Illustration with a snapshot that has been around social networks for a few days.

We see young girls, their hair uncovered, pointing the finger of honor in the direction of Ali Khamenei (the current supreme guide of the Islamic Revolution), and Rouhollah Khomeini (the former guide of the 1979 Revolution, who overthrew the Shah of Iran).

“These high school girls are the future of Iran.

They won't give up.

When you think that they have had to cover their hair for more than 40 years..." commented Farid Vahid, director of the Observatory for North Africa and the Middle East of the Jean Jaures, in a tweet.

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The sling of high school girls

On social networks, sequences reveal behind the scenes of the rebellion of Iranian women in schools.

When some do not hesitate to hum

Baraye -

a song by musician Shervin Hajipour featuring messages from rebellious Iranians posted on Twitter, which has become a symbol of freedom for the demonstrators - others remove their hijab and let their hair down.

Tuesday, October 4, in a high school in Tehran, students led the sling despite the orders of the director of the establishment.

Faced with the protest of the high school girls, the man finally preferred to flee.

A video that has already gone around the world.

“Unlike mine, I know that this new generation will not stop: they are ready to die to regain their freedoms,” confided to Figaro Student Navid, postdoctoral expatriate in France.

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"Women, life, freedom"

The death of Mahsa Amini, 22, arrested on September 13 by the morality police in Tehran, for “wearing an inappropriate veil”, provoked in Iran an unprecedented wave of protest in the country.

First directed against the compulsory wearing of the veil, the revolt has since evolved into an anti-regime struggle, supported by a generation of students eager for freedom.

And gave birth to the slogan "Women, life, freedom", chanted by Iranian women demanding the end of a regime that controls their bodies.

A cry of anger that resonates around the world.

Source: lefigaro

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