Biden is nowhere to be seen while Iranians protest the regime and say that “America is not the enemy”

Biden is nowhere to be seen while Iranians protest the regime and say that “America is not the enemy”

Biden is nowhere to be seen while Iranians protest the regime and say that “America is not the enemy”
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Protests against the legitimacy of Iran’s the Islamic Republic continue to sweep across the vast country, sparked by a variety of factors such as rising food prices, the collapse of a twin-tower apartment building that killed at least 29 people (with more dead feared under the rubble), and widespread disdain for the clerical regime.

As the demonstrations escalate and expand, US President Joe Biden has remained neutral and has not personally weighed in on the uprisings against religious rule.

Despite the deployment of riot police, protesters in the southern city of Abadan, where the building had collapsed, chanted chants against Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei himself, claiming “Khamenei is a murderer; his authority is illegitimate.”

According to internet footage reviewed Saturday, police shot tear gas into the air to disperse the irate throng of hundreds near the construction site. On Friday night, videos published online showed a big gathering surrounding the Metropol Building, with lights beaming on its front.

At least five people have been killed and hundreds of protestors have been imprisoned, according to human rights advocates and Iranians who have methodically documented the regime’s deadly reaction.

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Alireza Nader, a noted Iran specialist, shared video footage of protestors in the Persian Gulf city of Bushehr, claiming, “Our adversary is right here [in Iran], they lie and say it’s America.”

Ned Price, a spokesperson for the United States State Department, tweeted on May 16: “Courageous Iranian protestors are fighting for their rights. Iranians have the right to hold their government responsible. We defend their right to peaceful assembly and free expression online and offline, without fear of retaliation.”

Iran’s administration is reenacting previous rallies against the theocratic state. Iranians in Khuzestan, Esfahan, and Tehran reported substantial delays in internet connection, including outages while attempting to post photographs of protests to social media.

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