Summary: ‘ The Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei predicted the protests would bring down the capitalist system and there were numerous here – regime loyalists – who believed it. Outlets care for Fars News have been looping footage of the uprisings, and commentary that warns Iranians not to take their anger to the streets, for fear of setting off of Syrian-style unrest. People allegedly set pictures of the Supreme Leader alight, in conjunction with the Iranian flag, which displays the name of Allah across the middle.
In certain quarters of America, these protests received ecstatic support. A personal friend in Tehran who worked, for a foreign media outlet asked Ali Ramin, then Deputy Minister for Culture, and Islamic Guidance (and a fluent German speaker) what he made out of Occupy Wall Street. Remember Occupy Wall Street, the 2011 protest against movement centered around Zuccotti Park in New York, which began as a reaction to the financial crash? Donald Trump himself tweeted, “Oppressive regimes can’t endure forever and the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice.
The world is watching!” But the US hyperventilating over with Iran’s protests was just as ill-informed, and romantic as Iran’s gushing over Occupy Wall Street six years before….Read The Full Article Here
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