Iranian Communities FreeIran rally near White House, protesters demand ‘regime change’ in Iran

Iranian Communities FreeIran rally near White House, protesters demand ‘regime change’ in Iran

The Organization of Iranian-American Communities held a rally in support of “the nationwide uprisings in Iran for regime change”. (AFP)

Hundreds of people turned out in Washington Friday demanding regime change in Iran and denouncing “atrocity toward the people” under Tehran’s regime.

Protesters waved Iranian flags as they chanted for “regime change now” – with some holding portraits of Maryam Rajavi, leader of the People’s Mujahedin, an Iranian opposition group banned in the country.

Other demonstrators who attended the event, which coincided with International Women’s Day, saw hope in Ms. Rajavi’s plan that calls for “complete gender equality in political, social, and economic arenas,” and women’s rights to education, employment, marriage, and to dress freely.


Effigies of President Rouhani and Supreme Leader Khamenei march with the Organization of Iranian-American Communities on March 8, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP)

“The fact that this whole event is led by a woman is just really exciting to see, Gender equality I think is something that every country strives for these days.”

a student who attended Friday’s event.

“We want separation of religion and the state, We want freedom for people.”

Mina Entezari, an Arizona-based designer who was a political prisoner in Iran for seven years.