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Women Were Not Allowed to Enter Football Stadium in Iran

On Wednsday, when Iran was playing for the world cup final and eventually won, hundreds of women gathered at the Azadi (Freedom) Stadium to watch and celebrate the Iranian national team play against South Korea. They were not allowed in and when protested they were pushed and mistreated by the security who were present at the doors. As a result women began chanting slogan and a number of men joined them in solidarity, refusing to go to the stadium.

The link below which was published by the Feminist School on facebook, demonstrates the depth of  gender discrimination in Iran where watching a match become a political matter!

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