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image located by Bill Garrison, 21 June 2022
A yellow-field flag with "DOWN WITH USA" slogans in both Farsi/Persian and English during a demonstration in Tehran, Iran; c. Nov. 2019. Also in the upper-left corner is the logo of the "Iran Basij militia-training school"; as seen here.
Bill Garrison, 21 June 2022
The context of this flag is that "each year on the 13th day of the month of
Aban (November 4), the Iranian nation, particularly the students, hold rallies
across the country to mark the anniversary of the takeover of the American
Embassy (also known as Iran hostage crisis), since Iranian students, mainly from
the University of Tehran, Sharif University of Technology, Amirkabir University
of Technology (Polytechnic of Tehran), and Iran University of Science and
Technology, gathered around and formed a group called "دانشجویان مسلمان پیرو خط
امام" (English: Muslim Student Followers of
the Imam's Line ) which seized the compound."
Sources: https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/media/2017/11/04/1564966/iranian-students-people-mark-us-embassy-takeover and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_hostage_crisis
The slogan flag is a yellow horizontal background, featuring in the canton the three tulip logo of the Basij school, with the inscription in Persian in black capitals in the middle, and the slogan below in black capitals, in English.
The inscription in Farsi in the middle reads "مران امریکا" (English: "Down with America", although a more proper translation is seen below in English black capitals as the slogan reads "DOWN WITH USA").
Another image where the slogan is clearly seen (top stripe) is here:
Esteban Rivera, 21 June 2022
image located by Bill Garrison, 3 December 2022
U.S. flag with مران امریکا ("Down With America") slogan printed in Arabic/Farsi on it (being burned in demonstration), in Tehran, Iran, 4 Nov 2015, marking the 36th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy.
Bill Garrison, 3 December 2022