Ayatollah Seddiqi hails Iranians’ high turnout in February 11 rallies

Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people on Tehran University campus on Friday, Hojjatoleslam Seddiqi said, “The people once again showed their solidarity with the Iranian government by pouring to the streets across the country.”

He called on the Iranian nation to show a similar turnout in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

On Thursday, millions of Iranians in Tehran and other cities across the country gathered in the streets to show their unconditional support for the Islamic Republic through staging massive rallies on February 11th, marking the 37th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

Huge masses of people from all walks of life have taken to the streets and squares all over the country since morning to express their support for the cause and ideals of the Islamic Revolution.

Nearly 5,000 Iranian and foreign journalists and reporters covered the Bahman 22 (February 11) rallies this year.

In Tehran, demonstrators have congregated at the Azadi Square, Tehran’s main square and the site of major national rallies over the past three decades.

This year’s rallies are even more important than ever as they show wide public support for country’s anti-US policies have not changed after the nuclear deal with the world powers.

In addition to the annual theme of renewing support for the revolution and Islamic establishment, this year ralliers are also due to express solidarity with the regional nations’ revolution against their tyrant rulers as well as their campaign against Takfiri terrorism.

Led by the Founder of the Revolution, Imam Khomeini, Iranians confronted the forces of US-proxy Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi in late 1977 to end his oppressive, cruel and autocratic rule over the country.

By December 1978, millions of Iranians would take to the streets in protest against the policies of the Shah on a regular basis.

Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned from exile to Iran to be received by millions of cheering crowds after the departure of the Shah in mid-January 1979. Two weeks later, the country saw the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

The final collapse of the Shah’s regime came on February 11 when the military renounced its loyalty to the Shah and joined the revolutionary forces.

On this day 37 years ago, people took to the streets to celebrate the collapse of the Pahlavi Dynasty and the emergence of the new era.


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