Funeral Ceremony of the Popular Movie Star Naser Malek Motiei With the Slogan "Death to the Dictator"
Iran Uprising - No. 168
On Sunday May 27th, the funeral ceremony of the famous Iranian cinema star Naser Malek Motiei, with the participation of a big crowd of the Iranian people and the fans of this late artist, turned into an anti-regime demonstration. The participants who were angry with the regime's anti-Iranian and anti-art treatment of Naser Malek Motiei chanted: "Death to the dictator, Hail to Naser”; “Our disgrace is our (state) radio and TV”.
Naser Malek Motiei was one of the most prominent actors in Iran's cinema who was deprived of his artistic career for four decades and was isolated by the regime due to his failure to accede to the regime’s anti-popular policies. He passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018 at the age of 88.
In fear of spreading this funeral and anti-regime protests, the repressive forces, attacked the crowd by sending anti-riot forces, and tried to disperse the people by throwing tear gas and shooting in the air. The people confronted the mercenaries and continued their ceremony while chanting: “Shameless, shameless”; “State Security Force is our shame”.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
May 27, 2018