February 25, 2018

Iranian American Communities Rally in Support of Iran Uprising

DS4LAg-VQAAW4CkDespite subzero temperatures, on January 6, 2018 hundreds of Iranian Americans held their second rally outside the White House in as many weeks to express solidarity with nationwide protests against the clerical regime in Iran.


Rally participants repeated chants of anti-regime demonstrators in Iran and thanked the administration and members of Congress for their public support for protestors. Attendants also welcomed U.S. leadership at the U.N. Security Council and its role on council’s meeting on Iran uprising. They also condemned Iranian authorities for cutting off Iranians from the Internet and called on the United States government to help restore Iranian people’s ability to readily access the worldwide web.

Former U.S. House speaker, Honorable Newt Gingrich addressed the crowd and urged the administration to use U.S. capabilities to facilitate access to the Internet for Iranians and hence enable the Iranian people to communicate with the outside world. He also commended the “brave demonstrators who are risking their lives” for freedom and democracy inn Iran.