New York Times:In Tehran, Thousands Rally to Back Government
Published: December 30, 2009
Tens of thousands of pro-government demonstrators took to the streets of Tehran on Wednesday shouting support for their leaders, three days after government security forces clashed with opposition members who staged one of their largest protests in months.
The government had called on its supporters to stage the rally on Wednesday to protest what it said had been an “insult to religious sanctities” on Sunday. A witness said many demonstrators on Wednesday were taken to protest sites by dozens of buses and were given free chocolate milk, and The Associated Press said the government had given all civil servants the day off to attend the rallies.
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