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Iran Arrests Youth for Pro-Freedom Rally at Celebration of Persian King Cyrus

Iran has arrested organizers of a rally which took place on Friday at the tomb of the ancient Persian King Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae, Iran, to protest the clerical regime’s policies and which coincided with the historic monarch’s birthday

 

Breitbart News previously reported that protesters chanted slogans like, “Iran is our country, Cyrus is our father,” “clerical rule is synonymous with only tyranny, only war,” and “freedom of thought cannot take place with beards,” a reference to the theocratic leaders currently in power.

 

Anti-Arab slogans were also chanted.

 

According to Reuters, there was no indication as to how many of the event’s organizers had been arrested. However, a judiciary official reportedly said on Monday Iran’s intelligence and security forces have placed the organizers of the event under close surveillance and that they will face prosecution.

 

Prior to the October 28 protest, members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and other Iranian authorities attempted to thwart the impending rallies by spreading rumors that officials had completely shut down the city, canceling tours to the site, sealing roads to Pasargadae, and shutting down the Internet.

Those actions did not deter the protesters, which consisted mostly of youth and individuals under the age of 35, from carrying out their rally.

 

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