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An Iranian Protester Cried When Olympic Security Asked Her To Take Down Her Sign

The demonstrator had one simple plea: "Let Iranian women enter their stadiums."

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Security officials then told Safai they would force her to leave if she didn't put the sign away, as political protests are banned under International Olympic Committee rules.

Although tearful, she defiantly told the Associated Press she would try again at another game on Monday.

"A lot of support for Iranian women and our campaign from all around the world at the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro at the Maracanãzinho stadium," the Let Iranian Women Enter Their Stadiums group wrote on Facebook, alongside pictures of Safai posing happily with supporters from various countries.

David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

Contact David Mack at david.mack@buzzfeed.com.

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