President Trump Sends Message to Iranian Protesters
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On Sunday evening in Iran, Iranian citizens took to the streets to protest their corrupt government after an Iranian missile shot down a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 people.
Now viral videos show demonstrators yelling anti-Iranian government slogans as they march through subway stations and sidewalks.
As the demonstrations went on, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to voice his support for the Iranian people, delivering tweets in both English and Persian.
In Persian, President Trump tweeted: “To the brave and suffering Iranian people: I have stood with you since the beginning of my presidency and my government will continue to stand with you. We are following your protests closely. Your courage is inspiring.”
He included an almost identical tweet in English: “To the brave, long-suffering people of Iran: I’ve stood with you since the beginning of my Presidency, and my Administration will continue to stand with you. We are following your protests closely, and are inspired by your courage.”
President Trump continued, “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.”
The President's tweets come as Iranian protestors took to the streets to protest their government after they shot down a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers.
“Angry crowds gathered on Saturday night in at least four locations in Tehran, chanting ‘death to liars’ and calling for the country’s supreme leader to step down over the tragic military blunder, video from the scene shows,” The Daily Mail reported. “‘Death to the Islamic Republic’ protesters chanted, as the regime’s paramilitary security force allegedly used ambulances to sneak heavily armed paramilitary police into the middle of crowds to disperse the demonstration.”
“Why should I vote for this regime?” said Hesham Ghanbari to Reuters. “I don’t trust them at all. They lied to us about the plane crash. Why should I trust them when they don’t trust people enough to tell the truth?”
“Protests erupted in Tehran and other Iranian cities as dumbfounded citizens found a new reason to mistrust Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, and other officials,” The New York Times said. “Protest videos even showed some shouting ‘Khamenei is a murderer!’ and anti-riot police tear-gassing violent demonstrators.”
The Daily Wire notes:
The thousands of young demonstrators who were protesting the Islamic regime did so knowing that just a couple of months ago, the Iranian government ordered the killings of 1,500 people in an effort to stamp out the protests.
“About 1,500 people were killed during less than two weeks of unrest that started on Nov. 15,” Reuters reported. “The toll, provided to Reuters by three Iranian interior ministry officials, included at least 17 teenagers and about 400 women as well as some members of the security forces and police.”
A source told Reuters that Khamenei told his top officials, “The Islamic Republic is in danger. Do whatever it takes to end it. You have my order.”
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