Iran: Drive-in Quds day event replaces traditional demonstrations due to COVID-19

Iranians celebrated the infamous Quds day at a drive-in event in Eram Park in Tehran on Thursday night as coronavirus restrictions forced the cancellation of the traditionally huge street demonstrations. Quds Day, which translates to 'Jerusalem Day' takes place annually, and is usually held on the last Friday of Ramadan. The animosity towards Israel and Zionism was evident throughout all... Еще speeches and interviews on Thursday night. «There is a Zionist regime that is being destroyed and Quds day can be seen in other days of the year. Coronavirus cannot divide the enemy issue with the Zionist regime,» said cleric Ali-Reza Panahian during a speech to the large crowd. The event organiser, Mr Pahlevani, explained the reason behind holding the drive-in ceremony was «due to the continuation of coronavirus and no events for Quds day.» «We have come here with masks and gloves to sit inside our cars to show that US and Israel cannot stop this demonstration being held across the world. This is to show them that no matter if we face a virus or bigger problems, we are here to support Palestine and the oppressed ones,» stated attendee Mohammad Sadeq Fadaei. **RESTRICTIONS: NO Access Israel Media/Persian Language TV Stations Outside Iran/Strictly No Access BBC Persian/VOA Persian/Manoto-1 TV/Iran International**

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