Thousands of Iranians took to the streets of Tehran today to show their support for the anti-capitalist Occupy Wall Street movement.
Fars News reported:
Participants in the countrywide November 4th rallies voiced support for the Occupy Wall Street protests in the US and other anti-capitalism movements in the West, and cautioned the White House to stop ignoring the demands of the American people.
In a communiqué released at the end of the November the 4th rallies, marking the anniversary of the takeover of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979, the ralliers stressed that the growing tides of Islamic awakening in the Middle-East and North Africa as well as the anti-capitalism protests in the US and other western countries are the continuation of Iran’s Islamic Revolution.
“We warn the leaders of the hegemonic system, specially the US administration to pay attention to the message of the anti-capitalist ‘Occupy Wall Street Movement’ and meet the demands of their own and other right-seeking nations and pave the ground for true public partnership and participation in the administration of their community’s affairs by giving up their arrogant policies and support for the corrupt 1 percent minority who are ruling the world majority,” the Iranian demonstrators said.
They further voiced support for the resistance of the oppressed Palestinian nation against the usurper Zionist regime, and stressed the necessity for continued resistance until occupiers are fired from Palestine and all Palestinians return to their country.
And, of course, they torched the US flag… just like they do at Occupy protests here at home!
They are serious.