“Cyrus is our father”

Thousands of Iranians gathered at the tomb of King Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae on October 30, 2016, the anniversary of Cyrus entering Babylon in 539 BC, to protest against the clerical regime’s policies, it was reported briefly on and extensively on the following day. Despite attempts by the police to seal the roads and divert traffic in the area as also shutting down the Internet two days prior to the rally, an unprecedented number of Iranian protesters assembled, chanting "Iran is our country, Cyrus is our father” and "Clerical rule is synonymous with only tyranny, only war.”......

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