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5 Iranian girls detained for dancing to Rema's 'Calm Down'

5 Iranian girls detained for dancing to Rema’s ‘Calm Down,’ he reacts

Women are banned from dancing in public in Iran.

According to a tweet from the Twitter account Shahrak Ekbatan, the five girls were first brought in and given a warning, then called again and detained for two days before being compelled to make a coerced confession.

According to Fox News, Security forces started looking for the five girls soon after the video, which was filmed near Ekbatan, west of Tehran, gained popularity online. They weren’t wearing headscarves, which are required for women in Iran, as the video was shared on International Women’s Day.

The Shahrak Ekbatan Twitter account, which tweets about happenings in the area, verified that Iranian security agents were looking for girl. A prospective arrest and custody had been forewarned.

Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari also commented that the video would be considered normal in most cities around the world but in Iran, “it’s an act of defiance.”

“I wonder if @heisrema knows that his song #CalmDown is the backgrop of an incredibly courageous act of defiance by young Iranian women?” It started when 5 girls danced to his music in @shahrak_ekbatan- risking persecution by a regime that has murdered women for simply protesting,” tweeted Nahayat Tizhoosh, another journalist.

In response to the incident, Rema used Twitter to express his inspiration from the girls and other Iranian women who are fighting for a better future.

He tweeted, “To all the beautiful women who are fighting for a better world, I’m inspired by you, I sing for you, and I dream with you.”

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