Hundreds of thousands of people reportedly took to the streets of Iran today to express their disdain for U.S. President Donald Trump.
According to The Daily Mail, the parade was initially organized to celebrate the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, which saw the U.S.-backed government in the nation overthrown.
The Washington Post reports that Iran’s “supreme leader” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged celebrants at this year’s festival to use it as an opportunity to respond to President Trump’s recent policies and comments against Iran.
Pictures from the parade appear to show them doing just that.
Reuters reports that several people were also carrying signs that read, “Thanks to American people for supporting Muslims.”
The Daily Mail reports that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was also in attendance at the parade. He told revelers, “This turnout is a response to false remarks by the new rulers in the White House.”
“Iranians will make those using threatening language against this nation regret it,” he reportedly added.
While it is unclear if Rouhani made any indication of what exactly he was so upset about, President Trump has made a number of moves against Iran recently.
This article from the Washington Post highlights how his administration is considering a proposal to designate Iran’s most powerful security force as a terrorist group.
President Trump also announced sanctions against the country last week due to its recent missile testing. Iran was also one of seven countries on President Trump’s executive order tightening immigration.
News of Iranians’ very vocal disdain for the United States and President Trump has prompted quite a few people to point out the humor of the situation online.
“Are the liberals now still unclear they are on the wrong side of history?” wrote Facebook user Russell Feery. “Do they need an endorsement from Charles Manson, or Kim John-un to wake up?”
“Well if you have Iran – the largest terrorist country in the nation – on your side, you must be doing the right thing,” joked Karen Delorey McGathey.