Iranian Protesters Mark US Embassy Takeover – Torch Obama Effigy
Iran celebrated its National Day Against Global Arrogance today.
Thousands of hardliners carried signs condemning the US and Israel.
Protesters carried anti-US signs in Tehran. (Fars News)
The rallies were held on the anniversary of the 34th anniversary of the 1979 US embassy takeover.
Fars News reported:
Tens of thousands of Iranians from all walks of life, including school and university students, took to the streets to commemorate the National Day of Campaign against Global Arrogance and the National Student Day in massive rallies on Monday.
Participants in the annual rally in front of the former US embassy in Tehran known by the Iranians as “the den of spies” vowed to follow the path of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, and renewed allegiance to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.
The demonstrators also condemned the US-led western sanctions against Iran, and stressed that the United States is the main enemy of the Iranian nation.
Since the 1979 takeover of the US embassy in Tehran, Iranians have been celebrating the occasion every year by holding rallies on the anniversary and marking it as the National Day against the ‘Global Arrogance’.
The protesters torched an effigy of Barack Obama. (Fars News)