Protests Against Iran Regime Growing Rapidly: ‘Death to the Dictator!’
By: Joshua Klein, Breitbart, 27 Jul 2021268
As protests rage within Iran against the hardline Islamist regime, demonstrations calling for the regime’s fall and death to its Islamic rulers have appeared in its capital Tehran as more and more Iranians speak out against the Islamic Republic’s abuses.
Widespread protests, which began nearly two weeks ago against the government’s handling of the country’s water crisis along with its foreign policy and long history of repression, have led to more and more support for protesters and condemnation of the Islamic Republic’s rule
In one video shared on social media, angry protesters in the country’s capital are seen shouting, “death to the dictator” and “[supreme leader Ayatollah Ali] Khamenei, shame on you, leave our nation alone.”
Another clip shows citizens chanting, “Neither Gaza nor Lebanon, I give my life for Iran,” in reference to Iran’s continued investment in strengthening foreign terror groups at the expense of its citizens.
In another clip, marchers express unity against the authoritarian regime, chanting, “Fear not, for we stand together.”
More videos continue to reveal arrests of protesters and the deadly use of force by the regime.
After several demonstrators were reportedly killed by Iranian security forces, Amnesty International decried the “unlawful force” used to crush peaceful protests on Friday, while calling for an end to the violence.
Many have voiced support for the Iranian people in recent days while criticizing the theocratic regime, which is also the predominant state sponsor of terrorism worldwide.
In an exclusive statement to Breitbart News on Tuesday, Executive Director of Iranian Americans for Liberty Bryan E. Leib expressed full support for the demonstrators:
The Iranian Americans for Liberty fully supports the Iranian people who have taken to the streets for what started as an isolated protest because of water shortages that has quickly grown to a full scale protest of the regime in the Islamic Republic of Iran with Iranians chanting “death to the dictator” inside Tehran. It’s important to separate the two – the Iranian people seek the freedoms and liberties that we have in America while the regime has a track record of censoring, imprisoning and executing their own citizens for speaking out against the regime.
In addition, the regime continues to spend billions every year funding terrorist proxies around the world such as Hezbollah, Hamas, Houthis and many more. The time is now for all Americans, regardless of their political affiliation to start raising their voices in support of the freedom-seeking Iranian people. It’s also time for President Biden to break his silence on these protests happening inside Iran and to voice his support for the people of Iran.
Maryam Rajavi, leader of the opposition group National Council of Resistance of Iran, expressed support for the protests on Monday, praising the “defiant youths” who have “sounded the death knell of the mullahs’ religious fascism.”
In another tweet, Rajavi explained that “The young protesters in #Tehran display the Iranian people’s firm resolve to establish democracy and national sovereignty.”
On Tuesday, former chess world champion Garry Kasparov urged the U.S. government to end nuclear negotiations with the Iranian regime.
“Terror regimes should be isolated and their leaders should be treated like the criminals they are,” Kasparov said.
“That is how you can support the people and the victims of these regimes. Instead, the United States is repeating a terrible mistake by negotiating with Iran’s leaders in Vienna. These negotiations are a waste of time except for Iran’s leaders,” he added.