Dozens of Iranian opposition activists have rallied in 4 European capitals since Sunday to protest the 40th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution and to demand the ouster of the nation’s Islamist rulers.
Video clips verified by VOA Persian confirmed the Iranian opposition activists holding protests in Athens and Stockholm on Monday, and in Berlin and London on Sunday. Monday marked the 40th anniversary of the rise to energy of Shi’ite Islamist rulers who ousted Iran’s former monarchy.
Stockholm protest, Feb. 11, 2019
In a video despatched to VOA Persian by an Iranian resident of Sweden’s capital, activists gathered in a Stockholm sq. chanted slogans calling for the “loss of life” of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Athens protest, Feb. 11, 2019
One other clip despatched to VOA Persian by an Iranian asylum-seeker in Athens confirmed protesters in entrance of the Greek capital’s Iranian embassy, chanting, “Iran, Sure. Mullahs, No. They’re terrorists, they need to go.”
Berlin protest, Feb. 10, 2019
Pictures shared on social media confirmed Iranian opposition activists additionally rallying close to the Brandenburg Gate in Germany’s capital, Berlin. At one level, U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell greeted individuals within the rally, which befell adjoining to the U.S. embassy.
London protest, Feb. 10, 2019
In one other video clip shared on social media, Iranian activists gathered in entrance of the Iranian embassy within the British capital, London, chanting for the “loss of life” of Iran’s Islamist system and its Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
No main anti-government protests have been reported Monday in Iran, the place the nation’s Islamist rulers mobilized lots of of hundreds of individuals in Tehran and different cities to hitch rallies in help of the Islamic Revolution.
Iran noticed frequent nationwide protests final yr by smaller teams of residents expressing anger towards native and nationwide officers and enterprise leaders whom they accused of mismanagement, corruption and oppression.
This text originated in VOA’s Persian Service.