Source: Tehran Times
TEHRAN - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has regretted the spread of discrimination against the black community in the United States.
In a message posted on his official twitter account on the occasion of the Martin Luther King Day, the Leader also marked the birthday of the prominent American civil rights activist and lamented that minorities are still treated unfairly in the United States.
"Today, not only Asian, African, and Latin American nations, but also American people are treated out of injustice by the U.S.," said one tweet, using hashtags #Ferguson and #MLK.
Another tweet further criticized the U.S. government over its failure to establish social justice in the country, saying the recent protests by the blacks in the country clearly prove this fact.
"Many years have passed since equality of blacks and whites was first declared on paper in the U.S., but discrimination still prevails," read a tweet.
This year's celebrations were held in the wake of nationwide Black Lives Matter demos over the past months in protest at racial profiling against African Americans, which were triggered by police killings of two black men in Ferguson and Staten Island.
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