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Young Iranian Man Wears Headscarf To Express Solidarity With Women

A young Iranian man decided to celebrate International Women's Day in Tehran on March 8 by wearing a headscarf to express his support for women.

Pictures here.

Written on his T-shirt is "Down with Patriarchy."

The blogger who posted the photos says that shopkeepers in Tehran's Valiasr Square told him that police had detained the man.

-- Golnaz Esfandiari

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