Tehran students chant “We don’t want an Islamic Republic.”
Anti-regime protests have reignited in Iran’s capital Tehran and elsewhere in the country after the regime admitted shooting down a civilian Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 Iranian and foreign passengers on board. The epicenter of the protests was Tehran’s two main universities. Several Iranian university students were among those were killed in the incident.
Crowds chanted “We don’t want an Islamic Republic” and called for “Death” to Iranian leader Ayatollah Khamenei and the his band of corrupt Muslim clerics running the country.
Many Iranian have been angered by the hypocrisy displayed by the Mullah regime. While the rulers in Tehran have been parading the coffin of the notorious terrorist Qassem Soleimani, killed in a U.S. drone strike for plotting attacks on American embassies in the region, they has been trying to sweep the death of innocent passengers of the Ukrainian airliner under the rug. Visual evidence showed Iranian workers bulldozing the crash cite and removing the debris in a failed cover up.
Students outside Tehran’s Amirkabir University shouted “I will kill those who killed my brother,” flipping the recent calls to avenge Soleimani and turning it against the Islamic regime.
The Radio Free Europe reported the reignited protests:
Reports coming from Iran via social media indicate protests that began earlier in the afternoon in the capital Tehran spread to several other cities.
Around 5:00 pm local time hundreds of students and others gathered in front of Tehran’s Amir Kabir and Sharif universities this January 11 to protest against the regime’s deception of the public about the Ukrainian airliner that the Revolutionary Guard shot down on Wednesday.
The rallies were called by students yesterday who said in their statements they were going to mourn the victims of the plane crash and light candles for them.
Among the victims of the plane crash there were 26 alumni of various Iranian universities.
Reports received around midnight local time indicated noisy protests continuing on Tehran University campus, with students chanting “Down with the dictator”.
Videos posted on the social media showed protesters chanting slogans such as “Liers, liers”, “So many years of crime, down with Supreme Leader, “Shame on Revolutionary Guard, Leave the country alone” and “Down with dictator”.
Today’s anti-regime demonstrators are chanting in favour of 1500 people the regime killed in November during #IranProtests.
Make no mistake. The West should listen to these people, not regime-orchestrated pro-Soleimani rallies.
These people are Iran’s real face. pic.twitter.com/cVlRJerm4x
— Masih Alinejad ?️ (@AlinejadMasih) January 11, 2020
— IranWire (@IranWireEnglish) January 12, 2020
As courageous Iranian men and women took to street last night, U.S. President Donald Trump warned the regime against staging another bloodbath. “The government of Iran must allow human rights groups to monitor and report facts from the ground on the ongoing protests by the Iranian people,” he wrote on Twitter.
In contrast to the response shown by leading Democrats and mainstream media at home, President Trump appears to have gained popularity in Iran for taking out country’s most dreaded terrorist. President’s tweet garnered quarter of a million likes, becoming the most favorited Farsi language tweet in the history on social media.
President Trump again tweeted early Sunday, telling the Iranian regime to refrain from using violence against protesters. “To the leaders of Iran – DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS,” he said. “Thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you, and the World is watching. More importantly, the USA is watching.”
Iranian regime killed more than 1,000 people while quelling the anti-regime protests that began in November, the U.S. State Department estimates. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and regime loyalist militia deployed helicopter gunships, machine guns and snipers against unarmed demonstrators. Around 7,000 people have reportedly been thrown in prison for speaking out against the regime in those demonstrations, according to UN sources.
The government of Iran must allow human rights groups to monitor and report facts from the ground on the ongoing protests by the Iranian people. There can not be another massacre of peaceful protesters, nor an internet shutdown. The world is watching.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2020
“The voice of the Iranian people is clear. They are fed up with the regime’s lies, corruption, ineptitude, and brutality of the IRGC under [Ayatollah Khamenei’s] kleptocracy,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted on Saturday. “We stand with the Iranian people who deserve a better future.”
To the leaders of Iran – DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS. Thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you, and the World is watching. More importantly, the USA is watching. Turn your internet back on and let reporters roam free! Stop the killing of your great Iranian people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2020
The State Department is urging the European countries to stand with the people of Iran. “We are asking our European friends and government allies to speak publicly and clearly in support of the Iranian people. Now is the time to be clear about protecting human rights,” the U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, tweeted.
Deeply disturbed by videos showing people at Amirkabir University in Tehran being beaten and tear-gassed. Their chants are against the state’s incompetence and cruelty. Iranians have constituonal right to peaceful protest without threat of state violence. pic.twitter.com/fwRvQnViI0
— Hadi Ghaemi (@hadighaemi) January 11, 2020
Far from condemning or sanctioning the Iranian regime for the war crime of shooting down the civilian airliner, the European Union foreign ministers ghttps://twitter.com/Amreen__Rizvi/status/1216310795585241088athered in Brussels to ‘save’ the Iran nuclear deal. The Obama-era deal “is not dead,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian declared.
With Tehran, by its own admission, enriching weapons-grade uranium, the EU’s chief foreign policy commissar, Josep Borrell, invited Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to Brussels for “talks”. Not letting the EU beat him at appeasement, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas offered direct talking with the regime that just butchers over a thousand of its people and shot down an airliner.
Another meaningful protest video from Iran.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)often boast about fighting against the ISIS.
But in Iran, they impose an ISIS-style philosophy.
That’s why protesters chanted:
“Our IRGC-led government: you’re our ISIS” pic.twitter.com/O83nBGBwYq
— Masih Alinejad ?️ (@AlinejadMasih) January 12, 2020
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