“Ayatollah, Leave Those Kids Alone”

A terrified young woman in a red headscarf bolts through a door into a darkened room. Chased by an angry mullah, she pulls out her phone and desperately tries to call for help, but there is no signal. The scene could be another piece of secret video smuggled out of Iran by the kind of young activists who took to the streets in their hundreds of thousands last summer in the country’s largest protests since the Iranian Revolution. Instead it is the opening scene of a new cover of Pink Floyd‘s seminal protest song “Another Brick in the Wall” which is becoming an underground anthem of resistance for those opposed to the Tehran regime. Blurred Vision, a rock band fronted by two brothers whose family fled Iran in the late 1980s and settled in Toronto, have reworked the 1979 classic.

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