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Iranian community in Louisville calls for support and change for women in Iran | New

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Louisville’s Iranian community showed their support for Iranian women amid Saturday’s global protests.

The group shouted, “We are Iran. Woman, Life, Freedom’ as he demonstrated on Bardstown Road.

The protests began in mid-September after the death of a 22-year-old woman in the custody of Iranian morality police. She was arrested for breaking the country’s strict Islamic dress code for women.

One of the Louisville protesters remembered the exact same thing that happened to him before he fled to the United States

Niloofar Sabzevarr said she was in eighth grade when she was arrested because too much hair was sticking out of her headscarf.

“Just a little hair, just a little, even my clothes were long,” Sabzevarr said. “I can’t tell you how brutal it was, how they beat the girls, they were going to put my mum in jail but we just got lucky. You know you live there by chance, you don’t live a normal life.”

Protesters call for regime change in Iran. Inside the country, the government violently repressed the demonstrators.

According to human rights activists, around 270 people were killed and 14,000 arrested during the protests.

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