Video: Iran schoolgirls dance to draw regime’s attention over coronavirus threat
Iranian female students from a girls’ school in Tehran decided to dance in a video to get the regime’s attention to take more precautionary measures against the coronavirus outbreak, including the suspension of schools and universities.
The video was sent by one of the schoolgirls to Iranian activist prominent Iranian journalist and women’s rights activist Masih Alinejad. The girls can be seen dancing in an empty classroom to a 50 Cent hit song while wearing face masks.
“This video was sent to me from a high school in Tehran. One of the students filmed this and sent it to me. They were very angry that the authorities didn’t agree to shut down the schools for coronavirus,” Alinejad told Al Arabiya English.
“She said to me ‘our government doesn’t care about our lives and they won’t pay attention to our protest so we know dancing is forbidden and we danced to take the attention of the government and show them that we are not happy about coming to school because of coronavirus crisis.’ She said whether they shut down the school or not we decided not to go to school again,” Alinejad added.
Iranians have been using the hashtag “We’re staying at home” to protest against the authorities’ mismanagement of the coronavirus that has so far claimed 34 lives according to the Iranian regime’s official death toll. BBC Persian put the number of total dead up to 210 as of Friday citing their own sources at hospitals across the country.