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This Video Does Not Show Topless Women Protesting in Iran

Hind Khoudary Hind Khoudary
Spirituality & Religion
9th October 2022
This Video Does Not Show Topless Women Protesting in Iran
The video was taken in the Netherlands, not Iran (Twitter)

The Claim

A video shows women protesting in Iran after Mahsa Amini's death topless.

Emerging story

Social media users have been sharing a video purportedly depicting Iranian women protesting the government's hijab rules topless.

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Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the circulating claim and found it to be misleading.

The video was not captured during the Mahsa Amini death protests in Iran.

Niloufer Fuladi Protests in Amsterdam

The video was recorded on October 1, 2022, during Niloufer Fuladi's protests in the Netherlands.

On October 1, 2022, VAO also tweeted the video, which displays a topless woman in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, protesting the anti-woman laws of the Islamic Republic.

Contrary to the circulating claim, the video was shot in the Netherlands, not Iran.

Iran Since Mahsa Amini's Death

The video began circulating after civil unrest in Iran grew to a scale larger than Iran has seen in years after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Protesters are calling for justice for Amini as well as personal and political liberties and accountability from the nation's government.

Hundreds of arrests, including many journalists, and violence against protesters, according to rights groups, have resulted from the protests, which have spread to more than 80 cities in Iran. 

The Iranian government continues to impose strict regulations on Internet use, limiting its availability within the country.

Protests for Amini's justice were also held by women in many different countries around the world.

Influence of Mahsa Amini's Death

Thousands have taken to the streets in Iran's major cities to protest Amini's death, including Tehran, Isfahan, Karaj, Mashhad, Rasht, Saqqes, and Sanandaj. 

In response to Amini's death, women protested by marching with their hair cut short, burning their headscarves, and chanting anti-police slogans.


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