21 November 2019
New Delhi: A section of Iranians protesting against a sharp rise in petrol prices in their country embraced Gandhigiri to hand out flowers to troops deployed to control them, evoking support and praise from Twitterati.
Amid an Internet shutdown, Twitterati posted several clippings of protesters distributing flowers to security personnel in an Iranian city.
A user remarked: "Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi".
With a hashtag IranProtests, a user posted a clipping and wrote: "History has repeated itself. In the runup to the 1979 revolution, protesters handed out flowers to the police. In this video, protesters in Shiraz are handing out flowers to the riot police".
Another user wrote: "Protesters giving flowers to the police saying "We are not the enemy", in Shiraz."
A user wrote: "Fight hate with Love!!! I love it!!"
"To stand in the face of terror with love and to try to bring civility to the chaos, is an act of true bravery. Sadly, people will lose their lives in this battle as history has shown us over & over. But goodness will prevail. Hoping for sooner than later", wrote a user.
A user posted a clipping of a burning vehicle along with a remark: "Yes but then they opened fire on protesters."
One user posted a throwback picture with protesters putting flower stems in gun barrels of troops and wrote: "#flowerpower #bernieboston march on the #pentagon #WashingtonDC".
"Protesters in India should check this out", wrote a user.
One was clearly reminded of a Sanjay Dutt-starrer movie. He wrote: "Munna bhai MBBS style".