Iranians rally to decry foreign-backed riots, desecration of sanctities
Iranians have held rallies across the country to deplore the acts of vandalism and desecration of Islamic sanctities by foreign-backed rioters in the past few days, following the death of a young Iranian woman in a hospital days after collapsing at a police station in the capital Tehran.
People once again took to the streets in cities and towns, including the holy city of Mashhad, on Tuesday on the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Reza (AS) to voice their anger over the foreign-backed unrest.
The protesters carried placards and chanted slogans in condemnation of the crimes committed by the rioters, who set fire to the Holy Qur'an, mosques, and the national flag and forcefully removed women’s headscarves on the streets.
The demonstrators in Mashhad, the city that hosts the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Khorasan Razavi Province, renewed their allegiance to the Islamic Republic’s ideals and the guidelines of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.