Iranian people from all walks of life have taken to the streets all over the country on Tuesday morning to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in a show of continued support for their revolutionary causes and the Islamic establishment.
Millions of Iranians have taken to the streets today to commomorate the 34th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in demonstrations across the country.
Over 1,500 domestic and 194 foreign reporters are said to be covering the Bahman 22 (February 11) rallies.
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.
Led by the Founder of the Revolution, Imam Khomeini, Iranians confronted the forces of US-proxy Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi in late 1977 to end dictatorship rule in 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.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned from exile to Iran to be received by cheering crowds after the departure of the Shah in mid-January 1979. Two weeks later, the country saw the Islamic Revolution.
The final collapse of the Shah’s regime came on February 11, 1979, when the military renounced its loyalty to the Shah and joined the revolutionary forces.
On this day 35 years ago, people took to the streets to celebrate the collapse of the Pahlavi Dynasty and the emergence of the new era.
Today, after 35 years, Iranians have turned out in the millions to mark the historic day once again, demonstrating their adherence to the principles and philosophy of the Islamic Republic.
On April 1, 1979, Iranians cast their ballots in a national referendum. An astonishing 98.2 percent of the votes endorsed the establishment of an Islamic Republic.