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Rally in Support of Iranian People and #IranProtests

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leaders and representatives of the Iranian-American communities gathered in front of the White House to stand in solidarity and unity with the Iranian people

The best gift the United States can give the Iranian people is a digital lifeline, so the world can witness their brave struggle and encourage them to prevail.”
— The Washington Post, January 2, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, January 7, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- In a subfreezing temperature, leaders and representatives of the Iranian-American communities from more than 40 states, gathered in front of the White House to stand in solidarity and unity with the Iranian people and their anti-tyranny uprising that started 10 days ago. Iranian-American protesters declared “from here to all the protesters across four corners of Iran, we say: we salute you, we commend your courage and steadfastness, and declare our full support and solidarity as Iranian-Americans. We bow to the courage of 50 freedom-loving fallen heroes of the uprising who were murdered in cold blood by the regime’s security forces, and honor their families.”
In the last 10 days, the Iranian people have revolted against the clerical regime, seeking the overthrow of Khamenei and the entire regime and all its factions. The myth of reformists vs. hardliners is now dead as the protesters in more than 130 cities are chanting “hardliners, reformer, your game is over.”
OIAC-US believes the ongoing uprising has marked a historic turning point and the beginning of the eventual end of the regime in Tehran in its entirety. The courageous struggle against a tyrannical corrupt regime by the unarmed army of women, army of the youth, and army of the oppressed and all those hungry for freedom, and social and economic justice. Now the world is getting to know a revolting nation who is not afraid of the IRGC’s guns, intimidation and threats. Iranians have chanted “This is an uprising until the end”.
The rally outlined its demands as follow:
The world community must recognize the legitimate right of the people of Iran to overthrow the ruling religious fascism and establish freedom and popular sovereignty in our homeland Iran.
The world community must strongly condemn and hold accountable the Iranian regime for murder and mass arrests of defenseless and unarmed protesters. In the last 10 days, there has been more than 50 people killed during the peaceful protests, hundreds wounded and more than 3000 arrested.
The United States must press for more sanctions on the Iranian regime for its systematic violations of human rights, including the 1988 massacre and the killings during current uprising.
As stated in the Washington Post article: “The best gift the United States can give the Iranian people is a digital lifeline, so the world can witness their brave struggle and encourage them to prevail.” The United States must step in to help the Iranian people to gain access to unfiltered and free internet.
The United States and world community must do all they can to ensure the immediate release of thousands of arrested protesters and work with the United Nations for establishment of a monitoring system for their safety and security.
The Organization of Iranian American Communities-US (OIAC) vows to continue its advocacy efforts for the above demands and support the people of Iran.

david rothstein
Organization of Iranian American Communities-US (OIAC)
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