Iranian Opposition Turns Anti-Israel Rally into Anti-Regime Rally

[Chicago Tribune] Tens of thousands of opposition protesters swarmed the streets of Tehran, Shiraz and Isfahan Friday, turning an annual rally in support of the Palestinians into the first major demonstration against the government of President Ahmadinejad in six weeks. "Not Gaza, not Lebanon, I'll sacrifice my life for Iran," chanted protesters in the capital. State-controlled Iranian television showed thousands of Quds Day attendees holding posters of Lebanese Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah and chanting "Death to Israel," but the opposition stole the day.

2009-09-21 08:00:00

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