Democrats must be VERY PROUD.
Hundreds of Iranian hardliner students held a rally in support of the anti-capitalist Occupy Wall Street protesters this past weekend.
They burned American and Israeli flags for the occasion.
On November 4 Millions of Iranian students are planning a mass rally to support the anti-capitalist Occupy Wall Street protesters. November 4 is the anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis in 1979.
Fars News reported:
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Millions of Iranian students are due to stage nationwide rallies on November 4 to voice their strong support for the Wall Street protests which have now overwhelmed all the western countries ruled by the capitalist system.
“2.5 million Basiji (volunteer) students on Aban 13 (November 4) will move from specified places towards the Friday prayers Mosallas (a vast prayers place in each Muslim city usually used for Friday Prayers)” by chanting slogans and voicing support for the oppressed and deprived US and European people and the Islamic nations in the Middle-East, Caretaker of Pupils and Teachers’ Basij Organization Colonel Hossein Momtahen announced at a news conference on Tuesday.
November the 4 marks three important events in Iranian history: the takeover of the former US embassy in Tehran by Muslim students following the late Imam Khomeini’s line in 1979 and the exile of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini by the deposed Shah in 1964.
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’.
Momtahen said that in Tehran, the rallies would start in front of the former US embassy and continue towards Tehran University where the Friday prayers are held in the capital.
Iranian officials and people have on various occasions voiced their strong support for both the popular uprisings in the Middle-East and anti-capitalism protests in Europe and the US.