Iranians protest Modesty Police actions
Revolutionary Guard, police forces clash with Iranian citizens in Tehran after they try to arrest a young woman for supposedly breaking Islamic dress code rules
Dudi Cohen Published: 02.25.08, 09:53 / Israel News
Clashes erupted between Iranian citizens, Revolutionary Guard forces and the Iranian Chastity Police in Tehran on Saturday, after police forces attempted to arrest a young woman they deemed "inappropriately dressed".
The young woman reportedly resisted arrest, at which point the security forces attempted to forcibly get her in their car and began beating her.
The sight of the bloody-faced woman prompted a bystander to come to her aid, but he was beaten by the security forces as well. Dozens of Iranians who were present at the scene began rioting and setting dumpsters on fire.
The event was captured on numerous cell-phone cameras and quickly found its way to YouTube. The video clearly shows the crowds calling against the Iranian regime, shouting out "police state" and "no more Islamic regime." The crowed reportedly called out against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as well.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Chastity Police's efforts to enforce the Islamic dress code on Iranian women have been even more rigorous lately, as thousands of women have been detained, questioned and arrested for failing to uphold the dress code.
Ten people were arrested during Saturday's clash. Source