Clerics Join Iranian Anti-Government Protests

Clerics Join Iranian Anti-Government Protests

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iran.clerics.protest-gooya.jpgIn a blatant act of defiance, a group of Mullahs took to the streets of Tehran, to protest election results that returned incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power.

This photo from GOOYA, showing Iranian clerics prominently participating in an anti-government protest, speaks volumes about the new face of Iran’s opposition movement — not just students like in 1999.

Whether these clerics voted for Ahmadinejad or one of the opposition candidates is unknown. What is important here, is the decision to march against the will of Iran’s supreme leader who called the results final and declared demonstrations illegal.

Some Mullahs and former presidents of Iran have also released statements denouncing the crackdown and election irregularities. Watch the CNN video below…