The official account of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, @khamenei_ir, has tweeted on the occasion of Martin Luther King Day, saying “discrimination still prevails in the US.”
The tweets marked the birthday of the prominent civil rights activist on Monday.
"Today, not only Asian, African & Latin American nations but also American ppl are treated out of injustice by the US,” said one tweet, using hashtags #Ferguson and #MLK.
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.
Another tweet further criticized the US government over its failure to establish social justice in the country, adding that "recent protests of blacks in US clearly proves this fact.”
"Many years have passed since equality of blacks & whites was first declared on paper in US, but discrimination still prevails,” read a tweet.