As regime supporters take the law into their own hands to combat the hijab rebellion, a man emptying a yogurt bucket onto the heads of two uncovered women has caused outrage in Iran.
The shocking video shows a man in the north eastern city of Shandiz assaulting the mother and daughter for not wearing the mandatory hijab.
Several men responded and threw the aggressor out of the store after a scuffle broke out.
It comes in the wake of calls by the regime for the public to take matters into their own hands to quash the new wave of women abandoning the Islamic headscarf around the country.
Mohammad Reza Shahrokhi, the representative of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in Lorestan province recently reiterated the hijab law, inciting yet more violence as he urged the “revolutionary youths and clerics” to deal with the "norm breakers”. On Friday more clerics made provocative statement about enforcing hijab, while on Saturday the head of the Judiciary threatened harsh measures.
In a determined statement on Thursday, the Islamic Republic’s Interior Ministry described the hijab as "one of the foundations of the civilization of the Iranian nation" and "one of the practical principles of the Islamic Republic.”
Iran’s Chief Justice Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei this week reiterated threats against those daring to uncover. He warned women will be “prosecuted without mercy,” he said, without saying what the punishment entails.
Following the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, arrested for not wearing the hijab in a proper manner, women are increasingly appearing in public and on social media without the headscarf, with many burning it in public protest.