In recent days, after the incident in Abadan metropolis in Ahvaz province and killing and overthrow of numerous people due to lack of planning and programming and large gaps in the construction department in the Iranian government, demonstrations began and soon spread to several other places. It was described as the negligence of the authorities in its projects and directly and indirectly responsible authority brought to the line in different ways of this incident. Meanwhile, the protests gave another routine to for expanding their demonstration due to various reasons including corruption, inflation and high prices, which they had accumulated in Iranian society.
In addition to such events, political and military figures of the Islamic Republic of Iran have come to the media stage to dispel the protests and disasters that are actually caused by negligence and incompetence in management and governance. The opposition has also raised its voice. Although these protests chanted slogans against the government and officials of the Islamic Republic, some of the slogans were in support of Reza Shah, the first military king of the Pahlavi Monarchy In Iran’s recent protests, some of the slogans refer to Reza Shah and the Pahlavi dynasty, but this does not mean approval of the monarchy, especially the Pahlavi dynasty. The role of the media and propaganda in the theater should not be ignored. The major media outlets that highlight these scenes of protests and demonstrations are Iran International, BBC Persian, Independent Persian, Radio Farda, Voice of America, etc., This has not been a program or project that they have undertaken now, but they have been working in such a discourse for years and have given themselves to such days to define the direction of protests.
Therefore, the media theater that focuses on one dimension of Iranian society and one slogan in the protests is already covering people’s eyes and owning the protests of nationalists, workers, teachers, students, secularists, democrats, intellectuals and those who think differently. Therefore, we must be very aware of the role of the Iranian media giants and the parties behind this plan, which do not seem to be outside the scope of the plan of the colonial and oppressive forces. This time, with the incident in Abadan, the slogan “Reza Shah, may your soul rest in peace” was emphasized by the Iranian media and Iranshahr, which solved all economic, political, cultural and ethnic problems by restoring a monarchy. Although the nephew of Reza Khan Mirpanj, Reza Shah, the founder of the Pahlavi I state, claims to believe in the opinion of the Iranian people and democracy, he has officially entered the space under the name of Prince Reza Pahlavi and expressed his views on Iran. The people of Iran know that monarchy and democracy are like ghosts during decades of civil struggle, enlightenment and consciousness.