International Women's Day: March 8, 2006 - Daneshjoo Park

After a year of silence, women's rights groups organized another public celebration of International Women's Day, this time not in Laleh Park, but in Daneshjoo Park, which is located at one of the most crowded areas of Tehran. The peaceful celebration started with chanting songs and slogans, but soon the police attacked hundred of participants, beat many of them and arrested several others, according to Human Rights Watch.

There aren't any photos available of the beatings, because police attacked the photographers and confiscated their cameras during the attacks, says Arash Ashoorina, who could only take photos from the beginning of the event.

Photos by Arash Ashoorinia