French women cut their hair in support of Iran protests

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More than 50 high-profile French women person filmed themselves cutting their hairsbreadth successful enactment of Iranian women and girls who person been killed successful protests astatine the decease of Mahsa Amini aft her apprehension by Iranian morality police.

Messages sans précédent d'actrices et de chanteuses françaises de renom (Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Adjani, Isabelle Huppert, Angèle...) qui se coupent les cheveux en soutien au combat des Iraniennes determination leur liberté. #Iran #MahsaAmini

— Armin Arefi (@arminarefi) October 5, 2022

They see immoderate of the best-known names of French cinema; Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Adjani and Isabelle Huppert, arsenic good arsenic the Belgian vocalist Angèle. The British-born vocalist Jane Birkin – who is filmed with her girl Charlotte Gainsbourg – and histrion Charlotte Rampling, some of whom unrecorded successful France, and Julie Gayet, woman of erstwhile French president François Hollande, were besides shown cutting their hairsbreadth “for freedom”.

A compilation of the videos was accompanied by the soundtrack of a Persian mentation of the Italian people opus Bella Ciao by a young Iranian vocalist called Gandom. Bella Ciao originated successful the hardships of pistillate paddy tract workers successful the precocious 19th period and became the anthem of the Italian absorption question by partisans opposing fascism successful the 2nd satellite war. It has since go a hymn of state and resistance.

The video appeared connected Wednesday greeting connected Instagram arsenic #soutienfemmesiran (Support Iranian Women) and the hashtag #HairforFreedom. It was besides posted connected Twitter.

Across Iran, protesters person taken to the streets nether the slogan “Women, life, liberty”, burning headscarves and confronting constabulary and information officials. A question of choler was sparked aft Amini a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, died successful custody connected 16 September, 3 days aft her apprehension for allegedly breaching Iran’s strict rules for women connected wearing hijab headscarves and humble clothing.

The French video echoes those showing Iranian women removing their hijabs and cutting their hair.

On Instagram, it was accompanied by the message: “It is intolerable not to denounce again and again this unspeakable repression. The dormant are already numbered successful the dozens, including children. The arrests lone adhd to the fig of prisoners already illegally detained and excessively often tortured. We person truthful decided to respond to the telephone by cutting disconnected immoderate of our strands of hair.”