French actresses cut hair in solidarity with Iran protests

Leading French actresses including Juliette Binoche and Isabelle Huppert have cut locks of hair in protest over the death of Mahsa Amini, the young Iranian woman who died while in the custody of Iran’s morality police.

The past two weeks have seen significant unrest in the Middle Eastern country in which over 130 people have died, according to rights groups after Amini, who died in custody following her arrest on September 13 in Tehran for “unsuitable attire” by the morality police who are tasked with enforcing the Islamic Republic’s rigorous dress code.

In following the trend sparked by protesters in Iran, Juliette Binoche and Isabelle Huppert uploaded pictures on their social media of them cutting locks of hair in protest over the death of Amini, as done by Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and many others.

“For Freedom,” said Binoche as she snipped off a huge handful of her auburn hair and held it up to the camera.

Binoche was joined by other French A-list actresses and singers including Marion Cotillard and Isabelle Adjani in cutting their hair, with a Farsi rendition of Italian protest song “Bella ciao” behind the video montage.

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