Iranian schoolgirls join protests as girls rip off hijabs and show middle fingers to supreme leader

15:56 05 October Kyiv, Ukraine

In Iran, schoolgirls have joined the protests against the government. They took off their hijabs, waved them and chanted slogans against the clergy. The girls joined the protests that swept the country after the death of a woman detained by police for violating the law on wearing the hijab.

It is reported by the BBC.
The schoolgirl protests began hours after Ayatollah Ali Khamenei broke his silence on the riots and accused the United States and Israel of orchestrating "riots". He also gave his full support to the security forces who responded to the protests with a violent crackdown.

According to the BBC, in one of the educational institutions, the girls were kicked out of the school by an educator. They shouted: "Shame on you!" and threw it at him
empty water bottles before he escaped.
Schoolgirl protests took place in Karaj, Tehran and the northwestern cities of Sakez and Sanandaj. Several students were in the classroom with uncovered heads. Some gave the middle finger to portraits of Ayatollah Khamenei and the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Not only politicians and adults protest against the authorities and laws, but also teenagers who are not afraid to burn photographs of the supreme leader.

Recall that the riots began because of the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini. She fell into a coma after being detained by morality police on September 13 in Tehran for allegedly violating a law requiring women to cover their hair with a hijab or wear a headscarf.