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Yesterday in Iran

Josh Shahryar has a good write-up at Pajamas Media on how Quds Day played out in Iran. The anti-Israel rallies were much smaller than they’d been in previous years, but opposition groups opted not to stage demonstrations given the government’s show of force (mentioned in this space the other day). There was some violence in Shiraz, though:

Clashes broke out in this southern city when security forces attacked Ghoba Mosque, the main seat of Ayatollah Dastegheyb, a respected cleric and supporter of the opposition movement. Hundreds of Basijis entered the mosque and beat up the cleric’s students who’d gathered there. Mosque officials were told not to hold any gatherings, and the establishment was already surrounded by security forces before the attack.

The siege on Mehdi Karroubi’s house continued, and at least a dozen people (probably many more) were arrested.

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