Skip to comments.Iran: Protests spread across the country, against the supreme leader
Posted on 01/13/2020 7:17:20 AM PST by hassan.mahmoud
On Sunday and Saturday, for two consecutive days people of Iran, and students at different universities took to the streets, protesting the downing of the Ukrainian passenger airplane by the IRGC.
The protesters were targeting the regimes Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, and calling for the overthrow of the regime by chanting, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, resign, resign,
They also were chanting, death to the dictator, Death to this murderous regime, Death to the oppressor, whether the Shah or the Leader (Khamenei), Soleimani was a killer and so is his leader, Death to this theocracy,
for crimes in all these years, We did not give our lives to compromise and praise the murderous leader, Khamenei shame on you, leave the country alone, IRGC shame on you, leave the country alone, Have no fear, we are all together, Dictator and IRGC, you are our DAESH (ISIS), I will kill whoever killed my brother, and 1,500 killed in November.
Referring to 1,500 protesters killed by the regimes security forces in November 2019 uprising. The protests also have spread to other cities, including Isfahan, Mashhad, Shiraz, Tabriz, Yazd, Sanandaj, Babol, Lahijan, and many other cities. The protests erupted after the regime was forced to confess that a Ukrainian Airlines passenger jet had been shot down by an IRGC surface-to-air missile. The confession by the regime came after 72 hours of stonewalling, deceptions and lying. For three days, many of the regimes leaders, including Rouhanis spokesman and the head of the civil aviation organization shamelessly claimed that the plane had crashed due to mechanical failure.
After Qassem Soleimanis death, the regime mobilized all its forces and used all its propaganda apparatus for his funeral to portray Soleimani as a Hero for the people of Iran. This propaganda was existential for the regime and it would help it to buy legitimacy in the West, especially with the regimes apologists. The propaganda was credited in the mainstream media, and the mainstream media were claiming that Killing of Soleimani has gathered people of Iran, who were against the regime, around the regimes flag The last two days protests in Iran and their slogans displayed that not only Iranian people have not gathered around the regimes flag, but they are standing stronger than before, and they are calling for the overthrow of the regime.
Iranian people dont see Soleimani as a Hero, but they consider him and the Supreme Leader as killers. Soleimani was a killer and so is his leader protesters were chanting in Tehran, referring to regimes Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei.
The protesters also expressed their hate towards Qassem Soleimani by tearing apart and burning his large poster. The regimes news agencies, including the FARS news agency also published the picture. In November uprising, Khamenei and his propaganda apparatus were trying to tarnish the face of protesters, by fake news and demonizing campaign. But protesters with their slogans demonstrated that their demand is freedom and democracy and they dont support any dictator, weather the old dictator, the Shah or the current one, the mullahs. "Down with the oppressor, whether the Shah or the leader." The protesters were chanting referring to Supreme Leader. The fact is that Iranian people with their slogans against Khamenei and the IRGC have displayed their demand for the overthrow of the regime and the establishment of democracy and popular sovereignty in Iran. This was articulated by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in a statement.
Time has come for the international community to acknowledge the reality that the religious fascism ruling Iran does not represent the Iranian people and recognize the national call for the overthrow of the mullahs, Mrs. Rajavi said.
Thanks for your informative posts re what is really happening in Iran, not the lying mediots on tv and their buds in congress!
It also requires courage to oppose the evil that has seized control of the Democrat Party, the news media, academia, and much of the electorate in the USA--though not as much courage as required in Iran, it's true.
It's dangerous in America to wear a MAGA hat or teeshirt. Imagine that!
Dangerous--in the United States--to wear a hat that says "Make America Great Again!"
The forces of evil are the same whether in Iran or in the USA.
They oppose the President whose rallying calls are "Make America Great!" and "In God We Trust!"
Evil is powerful, insidious, and ubiquitous. It has seized control of half of the USA!
Pray for Iran!
Pray for America!
Hmmm.... Mike Lee is counter protesting.
TY for the info. Prayers up for Iran. Hope they will find freedom.
Hassan, do you have a long list? If so, would you put me on it?
Hoping the Iranian people are able to free themselves from this corrupt theocracy. Iran is a bucket list destination for me. I hope I can go to a free and prosperous country try.
Do Iranians in Iran know about how well the Iranian-American community does in the United States? Does a show like the Shahs of Sunset play well in Iran?
So, you’re an MEK supporter? I wondered.
The cult of Rajavi. Terrible people.
Good to see. I wish the students wouldn’t equate the Shah with Khamenei but I’m not going to nitpick.
IMO, this is where our money should go. Helping overthrow the regime from the inside.
This is the kind of nation building we should all back and I am hoping PDJT feels the same
Of course this is just anecdotal.
Welcome to the new leader of Iran.
He is the same as the old one, but he will have a different name.
The U.S. CIA is currently propping up some dufus who will take over and continue the same old Death to America.
CIA is the Enemy of the American people.
Installing a U.S. like freedom Constitution in foreign countries, makes the best sense, but big money hates competition.
Mike Lee is Mormon, as such he follows the lead of Willard Rommney. If you’ll notice, there’s a sea change going on in Mormonism these days. They are abandoning their former political conservatism for wobbly Willard brand of politics.
Which is coming down from Mormons at the top...their so called “apostles.”
Lets hope that something positive happens from this. However, change like this is never easy and it might be painful and bloody.
They should move their protest to the Ayotollah’s doorstep, before they break it down, drag him out in his jammies and string him up.
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