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Iranians Post Videos of Themselves Dancing to Protest Teen’s Arrest

  • Teenager posted seductive dance moves on Instagram account
  • Hardliners are demanding Rouhani limit access to social media

Iranians are posting videos of themselves dancing on social media to protest the arrest of a teenager whose seductive dance moves on Instagram landed her in police custody.

Maedeh Hojabri’s Instagram account has since been shut down, and she was made to appear on state television after her arrest, where she expressed remorse. But before her detention, Hojabri, who is in her late teens, reportedly posted dozens of clips of herself dancing to Iranian pop music and Western tunes like DJ Snake’s “Let me love you” and Sia’s “Cheap Thrills.”