Burn an American flag? Some Iranians are saying no

“We thank Americans who stood up for the seven countries blocked from entering the US by the new travel ban,” stated one popular Iranian Twitter account, with the hashtag #LoveBeyondFlags.

The Twitter user added that the theme of #LoveBeyond Flags resonated from the Azadi Tower, a landmark at the western entrance of Tehran, to the Statue of Liberty in New York. The tower’s name can be translated as “freedom.”

Other social media users shared images of Iranian and American wrestlers clasped in embrace, and of protesters who have thronged airports to welcome citizens of Iran and the other six countries — Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — who had managed to enter the United States.