The Iranian people are chanting, “Reza Shah, Bless Your Soul”
— Boston🇺🇸Bobblehead (@DBloom451) December 30, 2017
Reza Shah was the Shah of Iran from 1925 to 1941 and the father of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the Shah who was overthrown in the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Reza Shah admired Turkey’s Ataturk and set Iran on a similar path of Westernization and secularization. In chanting this, the protesters are emphasizing that they do not want an Islamic Republic.