On February 11, 1979, the public demonstrations of Iranians resulted in the change of the ruling power, ending 2500 years of regal authority and empowering a religious system that was favored by the majority.
On this day the armed mob took over many governmental buildings, ranging from prisons to military and municipal premises to the broadcasting headquarters.
Ayatollah Khomeni who had returned to the country from exile 11 days before was the center of attention as the leader of the revolution.
Riots continued in the following 10 days which Iranians now call "Dahe ye Fajr”, literally meaning "the ten days of daybreak”.
At 10:00 o’clock in the morning, the Commanders Council of the Armed Forces held an emergency meeting headed by Abbas Qaradaqi. They decided to announce their endorsement of the public move.
The Iranian radio channel, the only one existing in the country then, interrupted its regular program and broadcast the army announcement.
Shortly after the protestors seized the building and announced the overthrow of the Pahlavi monarchy.