Persian cafe in L.A. keeps memorial honoring Iranian women killed in protests despite vandalism
The new cafe, which is owned by a man and a woman, has been vandalized
It bears a big picture of a young woman being killed, with the words “No to Iran” written underneath
A photograph of the cafe bears the inscription “Never forget the women of Iran,” and “Don’t forget the brave women of Iran.”
But on the day that the new Persian cafe opened in the heart of Los Angeles, it also bore the graffiti “Fuck Iran” and “Fuck the Iranian Americans.”
There is irony that the new Persian cafe in Los Angeles would be vandalized by the Iranian government, and the owners in California are not even in the country.
This is a sign of just how entrenched Iran’s culture of hatred and bigotry can be.
A few days after a photograph of four female protesters in Iran, which were killed by the state for protesting the government’s corruption and repression, their bodies set alight by demonstrators who wanted to protest against the government as well, a new cafe has opened in Downtown Los Angeles, owned by a single man and his wife.
The cafe, which has a big picture of a young woman that was killed by the Iranian government with the words “No to Iran” written underneath, bears the inscription “Never forget the women of Iran,” and “Don’t forget the brave women of Iran.”
But on the day that the new Persian cafe opened, this was also spray-painted on the glass door as well as the wall: “Fuck Iran” and “Fuck the Iranian Americans.”
The owners of the cafe are not in the US, and have not even been invited to speak in person at the cafe’s opening.
However, they are still standing by their decision to open up shop in Los Angeles on a day when the US and Iran are engaged in dangerous negotiations for nuclear diplomacy.
The cafe is located in a shopping and restaurant district called downtown, right across from the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, and on a street where many Iranian immigrants live and work.
In the cafe’s first week and a half, it has been vandalized at least twice and three times by Iranian extremists who don’t