Police are searching for a group of Iranian teenage girls who posted a TikTok video of themselves dancing to a Selena Gomez song.
A video of five teenage girls dancing without headscarves in front of tower blocks in western Tehran to Selena Gomez and Rema’s “Calm Down” is garnering significant momentum online.
Iranian Authorities Disapproved
The song was made available for download on Wednesday, March 8 International Women’s Day. According to Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, the video would be deemed commonplace in most cities around the globe, but in Iran, “it is an act of defiance.”
“I wonder if @heisrema is aware that his song #CalmDown is the soundtrack of young Iranian women’s heroic act of disobedience?” “It began when five girls in @shahrak ekbatan danced to his music, risking prosecution by a country that has executed women for peacefully protesting, Nahayat Tizhoosh, a journalist from Canada, tweeted.
A Twitter account for Ekbatan, which posts neighborhood activities, warned on Friday that females could be arrested and detained.
According to the report, Iranian security agents were examining the tower’s CCTV footage to identify the females and interrogate the guards.
In recent months, the area has been the site of protests caused by the killing of Mahsa Amini. The 22-year-old Iranian woman died in police detention on September 22, 2022, after being arrested for improperly wearing her hijab.
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They are overcome by what are believed to be toxic vapors floating into their classrooms, leading teachers and children to become ill.
Iran’s theocratic authorities initially denied the charges, but later accepted their veracity and referred to them as attacks on over thirty schools.
Some individuals assume that the attacks were carried out to deter young women in this country of over 80 million from attending school.
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