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Women Activists Take Aim at Iran’s Veil Laws

Women Activists Take Aim at Iran’s Veil Laws

The humble metal cabinets that house telephone wiring on streets the world over have become a stage for Iranian women protesting the country’s strict laws on wearing the veil.

An image of a woman standing on one of the gray boxes while holding aloft a pole with her white veil, or hijab, hanging from one end first surfaced late last year. It then went viral on social media as mass anti-government demonstrations erupted in December, and swelled into a major rebuke to the ruling establishment.

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