Hundreds protest Amini’s death, Iran’s dress code laws at Boston Common

My quotes in The Tufts Daily, the school paper for Tufts University: “MIT Lecturer and Middle East Historian Pouya Alimagham said that burning hijabs has also become a form of political resistance against the Iranian regime. ‘[Hijab burning is] not necessarily a statement against religion, although for some it could be,’ Alimagham said. ‘It’s a rejection of the state. The state has made the hijab an emblem of its authority, so [protesters are] burning the emblem of the state’s authority in a way.'”

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