“Pro-government rally in millions, opposition in hundreds”
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has spoken at a rally in Tehran marking the anniversary, attended by thousands of pro-government supporters.
Doctor Seyyed Mohammad Marandi, from the University of Tehran, told RT that while the pro-Ahmadinejad rally featured millions, the opposition rally had a more modest attendance.
“The reformists, who are opposed to Ahmadinejad, have separated themselves completely from the so-called green movement. They took part in the pro-government rally, from which the green movement was kept away by police for their own safety,” Marandi said.