DUBAI: Iran will hold a state-sponsored rally on Friday (November 4) to mark the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979 and the cleric who has ruled the Islamic Republic since then. organization waged a battle. nationwide protest calling for its downfall.
Shortly after the US-backed king was overthrown, radical students stormed the embassy and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. Since then, the two countries have been at enmity.
Images aired on state television showed tens of thousands of people across the country participating in anti-American demonstrations on the National Day to Fight Global Arrogance.
The song called out “Death to America” and described Iran’s archenemy as a manifestation of Satan.
Schoolchildren held banners supporting the embassy attack and waved Iranian flags.
Friday’s pro-establishment demonstrations swept the country after Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, died in moral police custody on Sept. 16 after being arrested for inappropriately dressed. It was in stark contrast to the waves of
The protests presented one of the greatest challenges to the leadership’s authority established by the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and since then many young Iranians have overcome fear and suppressed dissent.
Demonstrations calling for the death of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei involve all segments of society, although veil-burning women and university students play key roles.
Activist news agency HRANA said on Friday that as of Thursday, 300 protesters had died in the riots, including 47 minors and 37 members of the security forces.
More than 14,000 people, including 385 students, were arrested in protests in 134 cities and towns and 132 universities, it said.
Iran blames the U.S. and other foreign enemies for the unrest, saying it wants to destabilize the country.
US President Joe Biden swore on Thursday ‘Free’ Iranand said demonstrators working against the country’s government would soon succeed in liberating themselves.
In a campaign speech in California, where dozens of demonstrators gathered outside with banners supporting Iranian protesters, Biden said, “Don’t worry. We will liberate Iran. They will be released soon,” he said.
Biden did not elaborate on his remarks.
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/iran-celebrates-1979-us-embassy-takeover-amid-anti-government-protests-3044221 Iran celebrates 1979 US embassy takeover amid anti-government protests