Iran: Cop floors defiant woman refusing to wear hijab

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This is the moment an Iranian woman is pushed by a police officer as she protests against the mandatory wearing of the hijab.

The woman, standing high above Tehran pedestrians on a makeshift platform, is seen defiantly waving a headscarf on the end of a stick.

But the protest turns nasty when a police officer climbs onto the podium and pushes her to the pavement, earning jeers from spectators.

The veil has been a mandatory dress requirement for women in Iran since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

It comes a day after footage showed another protester, Shaparak Shajarizadeh standing on a traffic island in the Iranian capital Tehran and waving her headscarf around on the end of a stick.

In the latest clip, the woman is seen raising the headscarf above her head by a set of traffic lights in Tehran.

Two policemen confront the protester and ask her to come down to the pavement.

She asked what offence she had committed, and was told she was ‘disturbing public order’, according to The New Arab.

One activist said: ‘No man has the right to treat a woman like this’.

In the latest clip, the woman is seen raising the headscarf above her head by a set of traffic lights in Tehran

In the latest clip, the woman is seen raising the headscarf above her head by a set of traffic lights in Tehran

In the latest clip, the woman is seen raising the headscarf above her head by a set of traffic lights in Tehran

Around 30 women have been arrested in Tehran for refusing to wear a headscarf, it is reported.

A movement called White Wednesdays sees women flouting the regulations by capturing footage and pictures of themselves without their hijabs and posting it online.

The Islamic code also forbids women touching, dancing or singing with men outside their families.

Women are only allowed to show their face, hands and feet in public and are supposed to wear only modest colours.

the protest turns nasty when a police officer climbs onto the podium and pushes her to the pavement, earning jeers from spectators

She asked what offence she had committed, and was told she was 'disturbing public order'

The protest turns nasty when a police officer climbs onto the podium and pushes her to the pavement, earning jeers from spectators

Over the years, however, women have pushed back the boundaries of the law, with many wearing loose, brightly coloured headscarves far back on their heads.

In November, footage emerged of women standing up to police and strangers after walking the streets without hijabs.

At one point a female campaigner shouts ‘spit out your insults’ after being told to cover her head while a second film shows a man threatening to slap a young woman for breaking the law.

Another video showed a father standing up for her daughter after a passer-by ordered her to ‘observe hijab’. The father stands his ground and tells the man ‘I don’t believe that nonsense’.

It comes a day after footage showed another protester, Shaparak Shajarizadeh standing on a traffic island in the Iranian capital Tehran and waving her headscarf around on the end of a stick

Footage shows Shaparak Shajarizadeh (pictured) standing on a traffic island in the Iranian capital Tehran and waving her headscarf around on the end of a stick

It comes after footage showed another protester, Shaparak Shajarizadeh standing on a traffic island in the Iranian capital Tehran and waving her headscarf around on the end of a stick

A movement called White Wednesdays sees women flouting the regulations by capturing footage and pictures of themselves without their hijabs and posting it online 

A movement called White Wednesdays sees women flouting the regulations by capturing footage and pictures of themselves without their hijabs and posting it online

Since 1979  Iran has required women to wear the Islamic headscarf in public. The Islamic code also forbids women touching, dancing or singing with men outside their families

Since 1979  Iran has required women to wear the Islamic headscarf in public. The Islamic code also forbids women touching, dancing or singing with men outside their families

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5427765/Iranian-woman-pushed-police-officer-hijab-protest.html#ixzz57ziNb5IJ

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