INU –  Furious Iranian women staged a mass protest outside Tehran’s Freedom Stadium after they were banned from taking part in celebrations to mark Iran’s qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.

Many women were arrested after they used the demonstration to demand the liberation of political prisoners within the regime.

The female crowd chanted, ‘The stadium is empty, because the women’s seats are empty’ before they were rounded up by security forces who branded the gathering illegal.

Meanwhile, the state-run Mehr news agency reported that public relations department of the Iranian regime’s Football Federation announced in a statement: “In this ceremony only men are allowed to be present and women who like the national team are asked to avoid coming to the Freedom Stadium.”