(Persia Digest) – Graffiti is one of the most creative forms of artistic protest which turned popular during the 1979 Revolution in Iran. Some of these can still be seen around towns in Iran.
With the start of the 1979 Revolution in Iran, the revolutionaries took to transmitting their ideological messages wall to wall with writings and paintings due to a lack of popular media during the Pahlavi regime.
To overcome this, walls of cities became the medium for commuting the messages of the Islamic Revolution with slogans, declarations, and pictures of the Revolution’s Leader.
The slogans came in different words and meanings: Those who supported the Revolution, Leader, and goals, and those declaring hatred and criticism of the Pahlavi regime.
These revolutionary graffiti and leaflets stuck on walls kept people informed about the latest developments (such as Imam Khomeini’s guidance, demonstration times and places, and the martyrdom of revolutionaries, …).
To achieve this, messages were positioned on busy street walls for thousands of passersby to see.
As an important center of the Revolution, the holy city of Qom, still harbors many of these graffiti and slogans from 1979 on its walls.
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