WATCH: Iranian protestors refuse to trample US/Israel flags Nine Line News Team January 14, 2020 In The Press, Nine Line News 1 To learn more about our mission, visit: www.ninelineapparel.com Against the threat of violent crackdown by their repressive government, citizens in Iran are showing up to protest the regime, and in particular, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps tragic blunder in shooting down a civilian airliner. Just so we’re clear here, there’s no such thing as “free speech” in Iran. Denouncing the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is considered a capital offense, punishable by death. And they mean it. Iran is believed to execute the most citizens per capita of any nation. It’s important to understand how courageous these protestors are. Videos posted on social media show demonstrators chanting “The supreme leader is a murderer; his regime is obsolete,” in Azadi Square in Tehran. “Our enemy is right here,” others chanted, “They lie to us that it’s America.” Across town at Shahid Beheshti University, officials had painted U.S. and Israeli flags on the sidewalk at the main entrance gate, encouraging pedestrians to trample them and show their disgust. Instead, videos show protestors carefully avoiding walking on the flags and loudly deriding anyone who did. https://twitter.com/AlinejadMasih/status/1216340850227150848 Here’s a longer video: And despite the images Iran released of mourners beside themselves with grief after the U.S. droned Gen. Qassem Soleimani into smithereens, it would seem some Iranian citizens believed — as did President Trump — that the guy fully deserved it. More videos show protestors ripping down and burning up posters of Soleimani. No caption needed #IranProtest2020 #IraniansDetestSolemani @davereaboi @realDonaldTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr pic.twitter.com/fqi0PxmU2u — Saghar Erica Kasraie (@SagharKasraie) January 12, 2020 In Tehran tonight protesters set ablaze banner of Qassem Soleimani & Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, two terrorists killed in a US airstrike.@Maryam_Rajavi: Slogans against Khamenei & IRGC in #IranProtests show the will of Iran's ppl to overthrow the religious dictatorship. #FreeIran2020 pic.twitter.com/cUryiJ9vc0 — M. Hanif Jazayeri (@HanifJazayeri) January 12, 2020 However, Iranians’ disgust with their regime isn’t new. In the months before Soleimani’s death, protests raged over a fuel price hike amid dangerously punitive US sanctions (oh, maybe they do work). The UK Independent says, “the protests grew into a major revolt against corruption, poverty and the regime’s incorrigible nature.” “The government’s brutal attempts at repression are believed to have taken the lives of between 300 and 1,500 people, but an internet shutdown obscured much about the protests, including their death toll.” However we wish to complain about the effects of social media on our culture and politics, it has undeniable power to affect change. We sometimes don’t know if we’re seeing the truth, or manufactured truth. Remember when ABC was caught in a massive hoax about “battle footage” from Syria? As we reported here, the clip it aired of Turkey supposedly shelling Kurdish troops actually came from a 2017 show at a Kentucky gun range. Nonetheless, it’s undeniable Iranians are protesting loudly against their brutal government, and courageously refusing to insult the U.S. or Israel – at least for now. Nine Line is an American Clothing Company with American made Apparel and Accessories- Veteran Owned and Operated One Response 8 things you didn't know about the American flag - Nine Line News February 10, 2020 […] reviled – but also continues to be revered, even by those who are not American citizens. As we reported here, Iranians took great pains to not trample our American flag during protests against their […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.