Defiant Iran protesters steal Revolutionary Guard’s trousers even as death toll mounts

The Basij militiaman, a paramilitary storm trooper of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, was reportedly swinging an electric shock baton when the crowd of angry protesters closed in around him.

“They got a Basij, hold him!” one man shouted as the demonstrators pulled away the militiaman’s baton and knocked him to the ground in the largely Kurdish city of Kermanshah.

But rather than beat the man to death, the crowd struck a different kind of blow against Iran’s authoritarian regime: they stripped him of his trousers and sent him stumbling and humiliated into the cold night. 

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  • Dana Garcia

    The cinematography was a little challenging but I appreciate the creative thought of pantsing the guy.

    • Watchman

      Right up until he was let go, I think he was really afraid that the mob was going to do to him what was done to many Iranians, men and women, by the Revolutionary Guard after they were arrested and imprisoned.

  • BeukendaalMason

    I guess if women cant wear trousers then neither can members of the repressive regime….

  • Wally Keeler

    Sheesh, tearing down the Supreme Leader’s portraits, burning a school for imams and mullahs, chanting we want an Iranian Republic, not an Islamic Republic, are sure signs that islamophobia is running rampant in Iran.

    • Bla Bla

      Deploy the taliban trudeau islamophobia team!

  • How low have we sunk when we steal pants?

    But, seriously, consider that Obama slunk away while Neda Aga Solton bled to death in the street.

    Trump must differ from this unfeeling approach.

    • Bla Bla

      Doesn’t look like he wears the pants in the islamic household now – hee hee!

  • UCSPanther

    Stealing the pants from a Revolutionary Guardsman is the same as stealing the pants from an SS…

  • andycanuck

    Ha, ha! The nerd got pantsed!

  • Hard Little Machine

    Let’s hope they turn in Syria. I want to see flames from space