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Iran: Female Police for International Women's Day Protests

On Tuesday, March 8, 2011 – International Women's Day – Iranian protesters (both men and women) went to the streets in defiance of their country's Islamic regime.

MetalBoys says it was the first time he also saw female security forces with batons in their hands and masks on their faces in Tehran. They were in groups of five and six.

Peikazadi writes that security forces around 18h in Azadi Street in Tehran attacked protesters, including Iranian women who were chanting slogans.

Protesters scared in Tehran

Security forces in Tehran

Run do not stop

Security forces asked people not to stop in the street.

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