Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech was marred by shouts from the crowd today. The protesters can be heard chanting against the regime for jobs during Mahmoud’s appearance in the southern port city.
Iran Khorramshahr 24 May 2010
Protesters chanted against Ahmadinejad in Khorramshahr.
The AP reported:
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech in a southern port town has been marred by shouts from disenchanted Iranians demanding jobs.
Ahmadinejad on Monday addressed hundreds gathered in Khorramshahr — about 625 miles (1,000 kilometers) southwest of Tehran — when scores from the crowd interrupted his speech with shouts: “We are unemployed!”
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The rare protest is unusual in Iran, where Ahmadinejad’s public events are carefully controlled. But public discontent has been rising over Iran’s deteriorating economy.
Iran is wrestling with 25 percent unemployment and rising inflation.