Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Publish date: October 12 • Printable version    

Rial bills with protest messages to become void

Tehran City Councilor Morteza Talai called for the withdrawal of money that has been covered with what he referred to as “anti-revolutionary” slogans.

Following the June presidential elections protesters started writing slogans on paper money bills. Slogans such as “death to dictator!” and “V” the sign of victory and “We’ll make Iran Green!” are amongst the common writings on rial bills.

IRNA reports that Mr. Talai said: “Islamic Republic’s Central Bank has called on all citizen’s to refrain from accepting bills that are covered with anti-revolutionary messages and slogans.”

He added: “Anti-revolutionaries are trying to spread their propaganda and show their power in this manner and by the grace of God and the alertness of people and authorities they will fail as before.”

The conservative councilor also condemned the writing of slogans on city walls.

Several websites have reported seeing graffiti and protest messages written on the walls of universities and schools.

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