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Protest over Islamic dress code clogs Tehran streets
Protest over Islamic dress code clogs Tehran streets

Conservatives calling for stricter enforcement of Islamic dress codes for women staged a public protest Wednesday in Tehran, the latest hard-line assault on the government of President Hassan Rouhani. About 500 demonstrators attended the boisterous rally, among them some women wearing head-to-toe black cloaks known as chadors. Many protesters carried placards bearing slogans such as “Obey Allah and his messenger.” Traffic in the capital was tied up for two hours, drawing the ire of motorists. “Immorality is so widespread in society, we have to do something before it is too late,” said one participant, Fatemeh, 23, who  wore a chador and asked that her...

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