Remember back in December when the Iranian people took to the streets chanting things like “Death to Khamenei” and “Down with the dictator”?

Those anti-government protests were pretty bold, and several journalists say they’re ramping up again today, with crowds in the streets chanting, “Death to Palestine” — not what we’d usually expect.

The Times of Israel reports:

Videos posted to social media showed protesters chanting: “Death to Palestine,” “No to Gaza, no to Lebanon” and “Leave Syria and think of us.” Chants of “We don’t want the ayatollahs” and “Death to the dictator” were also heard at some rallies.

The demonstrations indicate widespread anger at the regime for spending billions of dollars on regional proxy wars and supporting terrorist groups, instead of investing it on the struggling economy at home.

In recent years, Iran has provided financial aid to Palestinian terror groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad, Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Yemen’s Houthi rebels and Shiite militias in Iraq. Since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, Tehran has poured a reported $6 billion into propping up president Bashar Assad’s government.

Sounds like the kinds of people we should be giving pallets of cash, huh?

Hopefully, President Trump will find a moment to tweet support to the protesters.

(Obviously, he means a victory or defeat in the World Cup, where Iran faced Portugal Monday.)

Fair enough.


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