As state-run sources in Iran reported of gatherings held by those opposing women’s presence in sports stadiums, a number of pro-regime extremists also held rallies in Tehran. State-run sources described them as “Protesters opposing women’s presence in stadiums”.
The state-run IRNA news agency reported this rally was held without any permission on Wednesday, June 17 outside the Ministry of Sports & Youth in Tehran.
The protesters chanted slogans such as, “Death to anti-supreme leader” and raised Hezbollah flags. They described those approving women’s presence in sports stadiums as “permitting vice” and demanded the prosecution of such perpetrators.