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EghtesadOnline: Iranians took to the streets across the country to mark the anniversary of the US embassy takeover, which is named National Day Against Global Arrogance.

The rallies were held in 900 cities on Friday, including in the capital Tehran where demonstrators gathered outside the former US embassy.

Demonstrators chanted slogans as they carried banners against the US and the Israeli regime, condemning the hostile policies of the hegemonic powers against Iran.

Young people sang a number of songs written in the early years of the Islamic Revolution, bringing to life the air of the revolution days of 1979 when Iranians put end to the US-backed Pahlavi regime.

People also held placards in support of the security forces who have been confronting riots in the past few weeks.

“Police is the main pillar of security,” read one of the placards.

Demonstrators also voiced strong support for Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei by chanting slogans such as “Labaik ya Khamenei” [I respond to your call O Khamenei], “down with America” and “down with Israel.”

A group of women held placards that read “Hijab is the rule of God not government,” stressing that the propaganda waged by western media will not harm their adherence to Islamic rules.

Demonstrators also walked over and set on fire the US and Israeli flags during the rallies which marked President Ebrahim Raisi addressing the rally in Tehran.  

Other programs such as conferences, forums and art festivals were organized with the main theme of fighting global arrogance.

Less than a year after the victory of the Islamic Revolution that toppled a US-backed monarchy, Iranian university students seized the US embassy in Tehran, which had become a center of espionage, planning to overthrow the newly established Islamic system in Iran.

The students who seized the embassy later published documents proving that the compound was indeed engaged in plans and measures to overthrow the Islamic republic.

Every year on the 13th day of the Iranian month of Aban, the Iranian nation, particularly the students, holds rallies across the country to mark the day.

This year’s Nov. 4 rallies came amid riots in the country which have claimed the lives of dozens of people and security forces.

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry and the Intelligence Organization of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps issued a joint statement on October 28, pointing to the major role of foreign spy agencies, especially the CIA, in orchestrating the violent riots in Iran in the past weeks.

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