Originally Posted by abraxas21
When Irish freedom fighter Bobby Sands died on hunger strike, President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr sent a message of condolence to the Sands family. The government renamed Winston Churchill Boulevard, the location of the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Tehran, to Bobby Sands Street, prompting the embassy to move its entrance door to Ferdowsi Avenue to avoid using Bobby Sands Street on its letterhead. A street in the Elahieh district is also named after Sands. An official blue and white street sign was affixed to the rear wall of the British embassy compound saying (in Persian) "Bobby Sands Street" with three words of explanation "militant Irish guerrilla". The official Pars news agency called Bobby Sands' death "heroic". There have subsequently been claims that the British foreign secretary has pressured Iranian authorities to change the name of Bobby Sands Street but this is denied.
What are you rambling on about now? Apart from pointing out how the Iranian government spends its time putting up signs. Well, I guess you can do that if the country already is a paradise on earth and all its citizens live a life of bliss under the benevolent supervision of the ayatollahs.
Although I suppose it is time more productively spent than hanging a few gays or adulterers.
If the Iranian government saw Bobby Sands as one like them, then that is not very complimentary to Bobby Sands.
I don't see what it has do do with the subject of this thread, though.