Thousands of anti-Iranian regime protesters have taken to the streets of Tehran to protest the oppressive, brutal Iranian regime, shouting “Death to the Ayatollah” and “Death to lies!”
President Trump hasn’t made any secret of his support for the anti- Iranian regime protesters.
Yesterday, President Trump tweeted directly to the Iranian people to let them know the US supports them in their fight for freedom. The tweet has become the most like Persian tweet in history with over 200K likes. Within an hour of tweeting the message, there were 100k likes.
In a message written entirely in Farsi, President Trump wrote:
“Iranian American” sent a video of protesters tearing down banners in support of Khamenei and Soleimani, along with a message to President Trump:
Dear President, All the Iranian people are standing with you and all have supported the killing of the mass murderer terrorist Qasem Soleimani. Iranians love you Mr. President.
All the Iranian people are standing with you and all have supported the killing of the mass murderer terrorist Qasem Soleimani.
Iranians love you Mr. President.
— Iranian American (@IranLionness) January 11, 2020
خطاب به رهبران ايران: معترضان خود را نكشيد. هزاران تن تاكنون به دست شما كشته يا زنداني شده اند، و جهان نظاره گر است. مهمتر از ان، ايالات متحده نظاره گر است. اينترنت را دوباره وصل كنيد و به خبرنگاران اجازه دهيد ازادانه حركت كنند! كشتار مردم بزرگ ايران را متوقف كنيد! https://t.co/rzpx3Nfn03
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2020
Now, it’s being reported that Iran’s only female Olympic medalist is defecting from Iran. The 2016 taekwondo bronze medalist, Kimia Alizadeh slammed the oppressive regime. Although she didn’t specifically call out her support for Iranian protesters, she called out Iranian leaders, saying she no longer wants to be part of their “hypocrisy, lies, injustice”
Reuters – Iran’s only female Olympic medalist has said on social media she had left her homeland because she had had enough of being used by its authorities as a propaganda tool.
Alizadeh implied in an Instagram post that she had moved to Europe. She wrote on an account she has used for some time, but it was not immediately possible to verify her location.
“No one has invited me to Europe and I haven’t been given a tempting offer. But I accept the pain and hardship of homesickness because I didn’t want to be part of hypocrisy, lies, injustice, and flattery,” she said.
Alizadeh said the Islamic Republic’s authorities had attributed her success to their management and the fact that she wore the Islamic veil, which is obligatory in Iran.
“I am one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran whom they’ve been playing for years… I wore whatever they told me and repeated whatever they ordered. Every sentence they ordered I repeated,” she wrote.
“None of us matter for them, we are just tools.”
She said that while the government exploited her medals politically, officials would humiliate her with remarks such as “It is not virtuous for a woman to stretch her legs!”
According to ESPN – There was no immediate reaction from Iranian authorities. ISNA said Alizadeh had been reported injured and unable to compete. Its report suggested Alizadeh might try to compete under another nation’s flag at the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo.
Alizadeh, 21, won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Her defection comes amid unprecedentedly high tensions between Iran and the United States.
In recent years, many Iranian athletes have left their country, citing government pressure. In September, Saeid Mollaei, an Iranian judoka, left the country for Germany. He said Iranian officials had forced him to not compete with Israeli judoka.
Alireza Faghani, an Iranian international soccer referee, also left Iran last year, for Australia.