Women in Iran are defying the country's cycling Ban

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Women in Iran are still riding bikes, even though that means breaking the law.

"I am sure the prohibition of biking for women will be lifted in coming years. On that day, I will be proud that I did resist the oppression," an Iranian woman said.

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Women boldly defy Iran's ban against biking
Women in Iran defy fatwa by riding bikes in public | #Cycling #Women #Iran #IranianWomenLoveCycling https://t.co/2z61Zzvuuq
Brave #Yazd, #Iran women challenge official, popular prejudice for 23rd day of biking. #WeekWithoutCars https://t.co/EvTn9ccELY
Good luck to all the Iranian woman fighting the recent fatwa forbidding them to cycle! https://t.co/9Zc2rXuPrR… https://t.co/DarRjOFPnp
Iranian Women Defy Ban on Riding Bikes - 1,000s of Images Shared on Social Media #IranianWomenLoveCycling… https://t.co/2WWqCXBrlw
#iranians #IranianWomenLoveCycling #IranDeal ایران مردم شیراز تظاهرات گردند اموال مردم در سوریه برای کشتار… https://t.co/bx2JVFdx6F
My name is Ishbel Taromsari. I'm British Iranian & I'm cycling the world! We will not stop!#IranianWomenLoveCycling https://t.co/1E1ZWLJ99n
Yeah... the issue of the cycling ban for women in #Iran is getting International 😎😎😎 #IranianWomenLoveCycling https://t.co/N6MTXt3pgn

Iran's government was promoting bike commuting as an eco-friendly alternative to driving. But when women participated, the country's leader banned them from cycling.

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Women are posting pictures and videos of them riding on social media to protest.

"It's our absolute right and we're not going to give up," an Iranian woman said.

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