Recently surfaced footage from pro-Democracy protesters in Iran show demonstrators climbing scaffolding, kicking, and ultimately tearing-down portraits of recently slain General Soleimani.
Weird…. CNN told me they loved him pic.twitter.com/Z9VFu2fieg
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) January 12, 2020
Top Democrats clammed-up this week after blasting President Trump’s US Drone Strike against a top Iranian General; largely dismissing the growing pro-Democracy protests sweeping the streets of Tehran and beyond.
“Democratic congressional leaders and presidential candidates who were unsparing in their criticism of President Trump for the escalation with Iran over the past two weeks largely have gone silent now that the protests on the streets of Tehran and beyond have turned their rage toward the regime — and not the Trump White House,” reports Fox News.
“Even as videos emerged online Monday that purportedly show Iranian police and security forces firing live ammunition to disperse protesters, so far among the 2020 Democratic candidates only former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., have spoken out in support of the people,” adds Fox.
“The Iranian people walk around the US and Israeli flags on the ground – rather than walk on them,” posted Richard Grenell, the US Ambassador to Germany.
The Iranian people walk around the US and Israeli flags on the ground – rather than walk on them. https://t.co/omAao3KV9G
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) January 12, 2020
“Videos emerged online Monday that purportedly show Iranian police and security forces firing live ammunition to disperse demonstrators protesting against the Islamic Republic after the country mistakenly downed a Ukrainian airline plane shortly after takeoff from Tehran,” reports Fox News.
“There was no immediate report in Iranian state-run media on the incident near Azadi, or Freedom, Square in Tehran, but, if true, could be seen as an act of defiance against President Trump who warned the regime against the use of deadly force,” adds Fox.
President Trump tweeted his support for the Iranian demonstrators on social media, warning leaders in Tehran “Don’t kill your protesters.”
مشاور امنیت ملی امروز عنوان کرد كه تحریم ها و اعتراضات، ایران را«به شدت تحت فشار»قرار داده است و آنها را مجبور به مذاكره می كند.در واقع، اصلا برایم اهمیتی نداردکه آیا آنها مذاکره می کنند یا نه.این کاملاً به عهده ی خودشان است، اما سلاح هسته ای نداشته باشیدو«معترضان خود را نکشید.» https://t.co/DBGGs8QFcJ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2020
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) January 12, 2020
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