Social media postings show at least five women in Iran protesting the obligatory Muslim headscarf by taking theirs off and waving them on sticks. The videos and photos show individual women in separate locations in Tehran and Isfahan.
Masoud Sarabi, who witnessed one of the protests, on Monday confirmed the authenticity of a video shot on Tehran's Enghelab Street. The others appeared to be authentic, but The Associated Press could not independently verify them.
The women appear to be following the lead of a 31-year-old protester identified as Vida Movahed, who took off her headscarf on the same street in December.
Movahed, a mother of a 20-month-old daughter, was detained for a few weeks and then released. To support Movahed in her act of protest, many Iranians shared hashtag on their social media profiles that translates as "The Enghelab Street girl."
Women showing their hair in public can be jailed for up to two months and fined $25.
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