Iran: Massive opposition turnout for Montazeri funeral

by Rick Moran The American Thinker December 21, 2009

Tens of thousands of mourners crammed into the streets of Qom as the opposition took the opportunity to demonstrate its defiance of the regime.

The BBC is reporting some clashes between protestors and police occurred after the funeral:

Earlier, tens of thousands took part in a […]

Death of Iran’s Top Dissident Cleric Prompts Protests

by Farnaz Fassihi The Wall Street Journal December 20, 2009

BEIRUT — Iran’s top dissident cleric, Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, 87 years old, died in his sleep on Saturday night, his family said, drawing supporters to the holy city of Qom on Sunday to pay their respects.

The impromptu mourning — with reformist supporters […]