Iran’s head of state Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reportedly tweeted his support of the #BlackLivesMatter protests that have denounced the recent police killings of black people in America.

A series of tweets came from Khamenei’s account that made clear references to the ongoing movement in the U.S. in an effort to call attention to the racial biases that exist in law enforcement and the justice system. 

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This isn’t the first instance where protesters got support from the Middle East. During the aftermath of Michael Brown’s shooting in August, Arabs living in the Gaza Strip who had become accustomed to dealing with tear gas attacks by police tweeted instructions to activists in Ferguson about how to cope.


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