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International Press Reports on Iranian Protesters in Paris Calling For Regime Change

On February 8, thousands of Iranians rallied and marched in Paris to mark the 40th anniversary of the Iranian people's uprising against the Shah's dictatorship.

The rally was a reflection of anti-government protests that continued through 2018 in cities across Iran. The protesters condemned the continuing human rights violations in Iran, increasing terrorist plots of the regime, and the regime’s continuing missile and nuclear programs.

The following is a selection of reports by international media:

The New York Times:

PARIS — Several thousand supporters of an exiled Iranian opposition group marched through Paris on Friday, calling for an end to Iran's clerical regime 40 years after the Islamic revolution toppled Iran's monarchy.

The Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, widely referred to in the West as the MEK, were joined at the rally by an array of speakers before the march, from former and current French politicians to a one-time Algerian prime minister and a Syrian opposition figure.

Crowds waved posters of group leader Maryam Rajavi and founder Massoud Rajavi — not seen since 2003 in Iraq, where the MEK once had a camp and waged war against Iran before being disarmed by invading U.S. troops.

Fox News:

The Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, widely referred to in the West as the MEK, were joined at the rally by an array of speakers before the march, from former and current French politicians to a one-time Algerian prime minister and a Syrian opposition figure.

Crowds waved posters of group leader Maryam Rajavi and founder Massoud Rajavi — not seen since 2003 in Iraq, where the MEK once had a camp and waged war against Iran before being disarmed by invading U.S. troops.

Sunday Express:

Thousands of Iranians rallied and marched in Paris yesterday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Iran uprising which toppled the country’s monarchy. The powerful march swept through the streets of Paris, with the rhythms of the drums echoing as demonstrators chanted powerful slogans against the Iran regime. Protesters called on the global community to act now and end atrocities in Tehran - but it was Europe which was most heavily condemned as the demonstrators stood behind US President Donald Trump for his tough stance on the regime.

The Washington Post:

Several thousand supporters of an exiled Iranian opposition group marched through Paris on Friday, calling for an end to Iran’s clerical regime 40 years after the Islamic revolution toppled Iran’s monarchy.

The Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, widely referred to in the West as the MEK, were joined at the rally by an array of speakers before the march, from former and current French politicians to a one-time Algerian prime minister and a Syrian opposition figure.

Getty Images (AFP):

People hold pictures of Maryam Rajavi, leader of the People's Mujahedin of Iran, and former Iranian flags during a demonstration of the exiled Iranian opposition to protest against the celebration in Iran of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, on February 8, 2019 in Paris. (Photo by Alain JOCARD / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)


Getty Images (AFP):
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People hold pictures of Maryam Rajavi, leader of the People's Mujahedin of Iran, and former Iranian flags during a demonstration of the exiled Iranian opposition to protest against the celebration in Iran of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, on February 8, 2019 in Paris.

Getty Images (AFP):
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People walk on portraits of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (bottom) and Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (up) during a demonstration of the exiled Iranian opposition to protest against the celebration in Iran of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, on February 8, 2019 in Paris.

Getty Images (AFP):
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People walk on portraits of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (bottom) and Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (up) during a demonstration of the exiled Iranian opposition to protest against the celebration in Iran of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, on February 8, 2019 in Paris. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)



France3 TV Channel, 8 Feb 2019


Demonstration since the early afternoon, in Denfert Rochereau in Paris by the Iranian opposition on the 40th anniversary of the revolution that overthrow the Shah of Iran. The demonstrators supported the people of Iran who demand the end of this regime. The People's Mojahedin (MEK) reside at Auvers-sur-Oise in the Val d'Oise.

Sky News – Arabic


Baghdad Post, 8 Feb 2019

The Tronto Star
Iran opposition group calls for regime change in Paris march


Euro News
Paris: The Iranian diaspora reunited for a free Iran
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, a major demonstration took place in Paris in support of the uprising of the Iranian people this Friday. The Iranian diaspora has come together to demand a free Iran, for the defense of human rights and against the Iranian regime's terrorism.

The Washington Times:

Several thousand supporters of an exiled Iranian opposition group marched through Paris on Friday, calling for an end to Iran’s clerical regime 40 years after the Islamic revolution toppled Iran’s monarchy.

The Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, widely referred to in the West as the MEK, were joined at the rally by an array of speakers before the march, from former and current French politicians to a one-time Algerian prime minister and a Syrian opposition figure.

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