Iranians Cheer the End of Capitalism at Tehran #OWS Protest (Video)
And, of course, they torched a few flags too.
Iranian hardliners cheered the end of capitalism at the #OWS Tehran protest.
Students, who are members of the Basij militia, a part of the Iran Revolutionary Guard, attend a gathering in support of anti-Wall Street demonstrators in front of the U.S. interest section of the Swiss embassy in Tehran October 22, 2011. (REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi)
Iranian hardliner students rallied today in support of the “anti-capitalist” Occupy Wall Street protests.
The students chanted slogans like “Down with America” and “Down with Israel.”
Fars News reported:
Students of state and private universities from across Tehran gathered in front of the Swiss Embassy – which hosts the US interests section in Iran – to voice support for Wall Street protests that have now spread across the US.
The students voiced support for anti-capitalism protests throughout the US, and condemned the brutal clampdown on peaceful demonstrations by the US police.
The students chanted slogans like “Down with America”, “Down with Israel” and carried placards in support of the movement.
Protests against corporate greed and the capitalist system in the US are still on the increase after a month since a few hundred started a rally in Wall Street New York.
Demonstrations are expected to continue in coming days as more groups hold organizational meetings and air their concerns on websites and through streaming video.
Similar protests have been staged in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street Movement in more than 100 cities across the US, including Chicago, Boston, St. Louis, Kansas City, Mo., and Los Angeles.
A group of Iranian demonstrators chant slogans in a gathering to show their support of US Wall Street protestors, as one of them holds Muslims holy book, Quran, at right, in front of the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which handles US interests in Iran, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. (AP/Vahid Salemi)