Moral security police, whose main duty is to impose the official dress-code on young women and girls, are widely detested by Iranian people and youths.
In a book exhibition scheduled to start on May 3, at 10 a.m., moral security agents took position at 9.30 a.m. at the exit of the subway station and inside the exhibition. They gave warnings to women for their clothing and to young women and men who laughed.
These measures enraged the people, some of whom started booing the agents. In reaction, they intended to arrest two young people but others protested, forcing them to let them go.