Riots Break Out- People Chant "Death to Dictator" At Iranian Cleric's Massive Funeral Procession (Video)
Iranians protesters chanted anti-Ahmadinejad slogans and “Death to Dictators” at the funeral today of Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri.
FOX News reported:
Tens of thousands of Iranian mourners — many chanting protest slogans — joined the funeral procession Monday for the country’s most senior dissident cleric, who had described government crackdowns as the work of power-hungry despots.
Iranian authorities have barred foreign media from covering the processions in the holy city of Qom for Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, who died Sunday at age 87. But witnesses said many mourners shouted protest cries including “Death to the Dictator” in displays of anger against Iran’s ruling establishment.
There were no immediate reports of serious clashes from the witnesses, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of fears of arrest by Iranian authorities. Some opposition Web sites noted scuffles and violence, but the reports could not immediately be confirmed.
Planet Iran is liveblogging the ayatollah’s funeral.
Reportedly, between 500 and 1000 regime supporters continue to circulate among the mourners chanting pro-regime slogans, throwing objects at the mourners who have begun to respond harshly.
There are reports of regime helipcopters flying out over Tehran in anticipation of further protests.