Nov 4, 2015, 1:38 PM
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Demonstrators burn US flags during 13 Aban rallies

Tehran, Nov 4, IRNA – Iranian demonstrators in Tehran on Wednesday burned US flags and in a ststement stressed that US is the 'Great Satan'.

'We consider US as Great Satan and we believe that fighting the arrogant powers is logical,' the statement reads.

Iranians staged massive rallies nationwide to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in the capital, Tehran, on Wednesday.

Aban 13, falling on November 4, marks the seizure of the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979 and is a national day in the Islamic Revolution.

While chanting anti-US slogans, the demonstrators also burned the flags of America during the rallies.

A large number of people, groups of students in particular, marched from the University of Tehran to the premises of the former embassy in Taleqani Street.

Each year, demonstrators gather outside the building of the former US Embassy, also known as the “Den of Espionage,” and chant slogans against the United States.