‘Death to America and Israel’ Chants Fill the Streets During Iran’s Revolution Celebration
Iran celebrated the 37th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution on Thursday, with plenty of anti-America, anti-Israeli, and anti-Western sentiment on hand, beyond re-enacting the capture of 10 American sailors in January.
NBC News reports “tens of thousands of Iranians” marching through Azadi Square in Tehran, chanting “Death to America and Israel!” and waving signs with anti-Western slogans:
Ahmad Norouzi, a nurse, wore a bandana on his head that read: “We will not allow foreign influence.”
“I have a message for Obama,” the 37-year-old said. “You can’t do anything to us and anything you say is a lie.”
Sanaz, a 22-year-old secretary, also joined the rally.
“I am happy that I was able to come here today, and as an Iranian I can put my fist in America’s mouth and say Death to America,” said Sanaz, who would only give one name.
Among the signs spotted by NBC were one that denounced a “global terror mafia” headed by the “US Regime,” and another depicting President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry with Pinocchio noses.
Gulf News spotted a banner that showed a fist draped with the colors of Iran’s flag punching Barack Obama’s teeth out. Other celebrants contented themselves with traditional “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” signs, or posed for selfie photos with the latest Iranian long-range ballistic missile.
There were evidently several re-enactments of the American sailors captured by Iran, including some using schoolchildren. ABC News reports some of the re-enactments used overweight men and women to represent the
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