Iran marks National Day Against Global Arrogance
Rallies marking this year's National Day Against Global Arrogance, an Iranian tradition since the 1979 Revolution, started Sunday in different parts of the capital. According to IRNA, people from all walks of life converged at the site of the former US embassy in Tehran, better known in Iranian history as the "Den of Spies."
For the Iranian regime November 4 holds great significance because of three decisive events: the take-over of the former US embassy in Tehran by students following the Imam's line (1979), the exile of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini by the ex-shah (1964) and the declaration of the day as Students Day (in remembrance of several students killed in 1978 while taking part in a protest rally against the former shah).
Ralliers, including groups of school and university students, shouted slogans against the occupying regime of Jerusalem and the United States as they marched through Tehran's streets.