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Huge turnout in marches marking Islamic Revolution anniversary

Iranians poured into the streets in large numbers on Sunday to mark the 39th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution and express their loyalty to the Islamic republic system.

The people from all walks of life took part in the rallies in more than 1000 cities and towns across the country. 

The Bahman 22 in the Iranian calendar year, which mostly fall on Feb. 11, is synonymous with the Islamic Revolution. On this date in 1979, after a long struggle, Iranians succeeded to overthrow the dictatorial regime of Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi, the last monarch of Iran, and establish a democratic government instead.

The massive marches in this year’s rallies were highly significant especially after U.S. President Donald used the nearly one-week protests in Iran in in late December and early January as a pretext to divide the Iranian nation through his inflammatory tweets. 

Trump and some other U.S. officials misused the situation to incite more protests and fuel the unrest. However, the massive rallies on Sunday put on show national unity and send a message to the ill-wishers that the Iranians are united despite grievances against shortcomings mismanagement, discrimination and corruption.

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