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Iranian women wave white flags, but it's hardly a surrender for them

A small but vocal group of protesters is challenging social, cultural norms in the country amid arrests

Many Iranians have grown resentful of rules that they can see for themselves are out of step with most of the rest of the world and have taken to flouting them whenever and wherever they feel free enough to do so.


CLIMBING atop a 5-foot-tall utility box in one of Tehran's busiest squares Monday, an Iranian woman removed her headscarf, tied it to a stick and waved it for all to see.

It was no small feat in Iran, where women can be arrested for publicly flouting the Islamic requirement...

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