Photos by Rooholla Vahdati, ISNA
Payvand.com - A group of Basij students from Tehran Azad University gathered at Jamaran Hussainieh on Sunday to protest the burning of photo of Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of Islamic Republic, which was allegedly done by students during the Student Day protests in Tehran University.
The State TV has repeatedly shown the footage of the photo being burned, in a rare display of openness, without showing the faces of the people burning the photo. This is being interpreted by the opposition as a conspiracy and suspicious act staged as a precursor to harsh crackdown of the opposition movement. Leaders of the opposition and the students of Tehran University have unanimously condemned the burning of the photo and the State TV for fanning the flames against the opposition. Hassan Khomeini, grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini, has also denounced state TV for broadcasting the images, describing them as "distorted."
Iran Khamenei Issues Stern Warning to Protesters - Iran's supreme leader has accused the pro-reform opposition of trying to undermine the Islamic system and insulting the Islamic Republic's founder. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday the opposition's relentless protests were disrespectful.
Iran opposition leader puts supporters on red alert - Opposition leader, Mir Hossein Mousavi expressed concern over the suspect circumstances surrounding the tearing of Ayatollah Khomeini's picture and cautioned his supporters to be aware of possible government retaliation against them.
WARNING to Iran's Opposition Beware That An Event Is Unfolding! - Following the planned scenario for disgracing Imam Khomeini and accusing the Green movement and the students of this act, since yesterday official pro-Ahmadinejad media have started a heavy propaganda with a hidden agenda, and based on the information available it seems that they are preparing for some harsher crack downs of the opposition movement.
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