An Iranian lawmaker who is a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has stated that ongoing protests are not only inspired by the deteriorating U.S. economy.
Zohreh Elahian said on Saturday that a few political analysts felt the OWS movement would die out soon, but the opposite has happened and it’s now evident that the movement will endure for quite some time.
“[The protests] have freedom-seeking and anti-arrogance dimensions and aim to oppose the hegemonic system which has humiliated people for many years,” Fars News Agency quoted her as saying.
Elahian added that she made a recent visit to the United States along with the Iranian human rights delegation. They visited New York's Zuccotti Park and spoke to the protesters there.
She described the park as being on virtual lockdown and said people took refuge from the cold in nearby churches before venturing back into the park.