Fun in the Sun to Hell in the Cell
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It sounds absurd, but sadly it' s the reality in the Islamic Republic of Iran where, among
other things, having a of fun can also land one in prime.
The young women and men had gathered last week in a Tehran park, ironically named
the Garden of Water and Fire, and splashed water at each other.
The event, planned and organised on Facebook, had reportedly attracted around 800
people. Pictures of the event show happy girls and boys soaked with water, carrying
colorful water guns.
They weren' t chanting opposition slogans or protesting against the government, but
they were having a good time in public, which can be seen to challenge
codes of conduct. Their photos were shared on websites, blogs, and social media.
Many praised them fer their creativity, fer managing to organize the event, and also fer
having fun, which is not always easy in Iran.
Not everyone was happy, though. Conservative websites used the "incriminating"
photos to accuse the you people of morality and cerra pron.