Jun 23, 2017, 10:45 AM
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Int'l Quds Day rallies begin in Iran

Tehran, June 23, IRNA – The International Quds Day demonstrations started in Tehran and about 900 other Iranian cities as well as 85 foreign countries on the last Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

The Quds Day demonstrations started in Tehran today at 10:30 with demonstrators chanting anti-Israeli and anti-US slogans along the streets leading to the University of Tehran which occasionally hosts Friday prayers.

Iranians will unanimously urge liberation of the occupied territories and make the world hear the voice of the defenseless nation of Palestine.

Some 4,000 Iranian and international journalists and photographers cover the event.

The day of anti-Zionist expression was first declared by late Imam Khomeini, the Leader of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, who established the annual event in order to bring international attention to the Palestinian cause.

Iranians demonstrate their hatred for the Zionist occupiers of the Palestinian territories each year by attending huge rallies.