The students participating in the government-organized rally have burned US flags and pictures of Donald Trump chanting "Death to America," broadcast live by state television.
Fifty-two US diplomats were taken hostage by students for 444 days, with the United States cutting off diplomatic ties with Iran five months into the crisis in April 1980, since then Washington and Tehran have had no direct diplomatic relations.
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The day of the takeover, also called National Student Day and the National Day of the Fight against Global Arrogance has since been marked with demonstrations outside the old US Embassy.
This morning, the annual rally marking the anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979.— Golnar Motevalli (@golnarM) 4 ноября 2018 г.
The crowd included school groups, clerics and conservative and hardline supporters of the Islamic Republic.
U.S. reimposes more sanctions on #Iran from midnight tonight pic.twitter.com/nRq500QYgW
The protesters also laid out a large banner of US dollar depictions on a road under to be trampled underfoot by passers-by.
مردم تهران که در مراسم روز ملی مبارزه با استکبار جهانی شرکت کرده بودند، بنر بزرگ منقش به عکسهای دلار آمریکا را زیر پای خود لگدکوب کردند.— چادر میراث ماندگار (@asemaneabri) 4 ноября 2018 г.
اگرصادق زیباکلام اونجا بود دراز میکشید روی این بنر میگفت اول باید از روی جنازه من رد بشید!😂
اینقدر این بشر در راه آمریکا و اسرائیل فداکاره! pic.twitter.com/R1evgOyLng
US Secretary of State took to Twitter to react the anniversary:
Today marks the 39th anniversary of the U.S. embassy takeover in Tehran, when more than 50 of our colleagues were taken hostage. Their courage & resolve over 444 days in captivity continues to underscore our commitment to compel #Iran to permanently abandon its outlaw activities.— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) November 4, 2018