Islamic Revolution’s celebration rallies start in Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 11
By Fatih Karimov- Trend:
Iranians have started mass rallies across the country, marking the 37th anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iranian IRNA news agency reported on Feb. 11.
People in Tehran and many other cities started to take to streets on Feb. 11, chanting slogans in support of the Islamic revolution which put an end to the monarchy of the Pahlavi regime.
Carrying images of Islamic republic founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, demonstrators supporting the government re-affirmed their allegiance to the Islamic Revolution.
Demonstrators also chanted anti-US and anti-Israel slogans during the rallies.
High-ranking Iranian officials also attended the rallies.
The Islamic Republic President Hassan Rouhani and Louis Farrakhan, leader of the US-based Islamic religious movement Nation of Islam are scheduled to make speech in the ceremony in Tehran.
Some 5200 journalists including 280 foreign reporters and journalists are covering the rallies.