Annual February 11th Rallies Start in Iran
The annual nationwide February 11th rallies marking the 36th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution started in the capital city of Tehran and other cities on Wednesday morning.
Iranian people from all walks of life are out in streets and squares all over the country to express their support for the cause, aspirations and ideals of the Islamic Revolution.
In Tehran, demonstrators will congregate at the Azadi Square, Tehran’s main square and the site of major national rallies over the past three decades.
In addition to the annual theme of renewing support for the revolution and Islamic establishment, this year ralliers are due to shout protest against the sacrilegious moves made against Islam, including the cartoons of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) published by the French Weekly Charlie Hebdo, and also 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 36 years ago, people took to the streets to celebrate the collapse of the Pahlavi Dynasty and the emergence of the new era.