HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS Protest Killer Regime in Iran
Outside the Tehran’s central mosque at the Friday prayer where Hashemi-Rafsanjani came to speak, Iranians chanted: “Hashemi, if you remain silent, you are a traitor!”
Iranian activist Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi translated and is following the massive protest today on her Facebook page.
Iranian police fired tear gas and used batons to disperse thousands of demonstrators outside Tehran University today as a former president who is backing the opposition movement led Friday prayers for the first time since the disputed election.
Hojatoleslam Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the influential head of the Assembly of Experts and key supporter of the opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, called for prisoners to be released as he preached inside the campus that Iran was in crisis.
Demonstrators gathered at the university, which has been a regular focus of the protests, despite a violent crackdown by the authorities, only to be met by a wall of officers who have made at least 15 arrests according to a witness.
The Revolutionary Road is liveblogging.
BBC Persia has photos from today.