Celebrity support for Iran’s protests
Islam News – Prominent Iranians are increasingly showing support for the antigovernment protests that have engulfed the country for two months.
At the World Cup yesterday, Iran’s soccer players declined to sing the national anthem or celebrate after either of its two goals. (England beat Iran, 6 to 2.) In the stands, some fans sang the pre-revolutionary national anthem instead. Some Iranians who were carrying pre-revolutionary flags, seen as a protest against the theocratic government, were denied entry to the stadium.
And at a news conference on Sunday, Ehsan Hajsafi, the team’s captain, said: “We have to accept that the conditions in our country are not right and our people are not happy.”
Source: The New York Times