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In Four Corners of the World, Iranians Call for Freedom and Democracy

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Iran’s nationwide uprising continues despite the regime’s heavy crackdown and killing of over 550 protesters. Initially sparked following the tragic murder of a Kurdish girl in police custody, protests now have snowballed into a revolution. The Iranian people’s revolution has been widely supported by their compatriots abroad, who try to echo the voice of their countrymen.  

Since November 3, the Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC) has set up a photo exhibition of martyrs of Iran’s nationwide uprising and victims of the regime’s four decades of oppression in front of the U.S. Capitol.  

This exhibition includes pictures of martyrs of Iran’s nationwide uprising and thousands of victims of the 1988 massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners. Most of the victims of the 1988 massacre were members and supporters of Iran’s principal opposition group, Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK). The regime’s current president, Ebrahim Raisi, played a key role during the 1988 genocide, acting as a member of the “death commission” in Tehran, a committee responsible for identifying and executing MEK supporters who refused to disavow the organization.  

Washington Exhibition Organized By OIAC- November 9

OIAC’s large photo exhibition has been widely welcomed by American lawmakers and prominent political figures who visited it and expressed their solidarity with the people of Iran and their uprising.  

Members of the Iranian diaspora and MEK supporters have been holding sit-ins in various Western capitals in solidarity with their risen compatriots inside Iran. Some of these cities include Washington, D.C, Stockholm, London, and Berlin. 

Protest and Sit-in by Freedom-loving Iranian in Berlin - November 10

These freedom-loving Iranians hold banners urging the world community to recognize the Iranian people’s right to self-defense vis-à-vis the regime’s mounting brutality. They also chant popular slogans such as: “Death to the dictator,” “Down with [Ali] Khamenei,”  and “Down with the oppressor, be it Shah or the mullah.” These slogans reflect the Iranian people’s desire to have a democratic Iran and reject any form of dictatorship.  

Protest and Sit-in in Washington, D.C- November 10