Secret Iran - Girls of Revolution Street
Secret Iran - Girls of Revolution Street
53 min • Society, Politics & World Affairs • 2018

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In Iran a huge proportion of the population is under 30 and these ‘children of the revolution’, too young to have participated in the 1979 uprising, are struggling with the social and political restrictions imposed since then. Young women especially are rebelling, and in the past year 29 have boldly protested against wearing the compulsory hijab by dangling their headscarf on a stick in busy streets. They have been arrested, with many abused in detention. It also covers the broader issues of injustice, economic deprivation and environmental degradation now causing such widespread discontent.