The leader of this week’s Friday prayers in Tehran has said that demonstrations on December 30, 2009 in support of the Islamic system were one of the miracles of the Islamic Revolution.
Hojjatoleslam Kazem Sediqi made the remarks in an address to worshippers at Friday prayers at the campus of Tehran University ahead of the anniversary of the event.
On December 30, 2009, people took to the streets of Tehran and other cities and towns to show their anger over sacrilegious acts committed on Ashura day (December 27, 2009) in the follow-up to the post-election unrest.
The rallies against the seditious movements came to be known as the 9th of Day demonstrations because they took place on the ninth day of the Iranian calendar month of Day.
In 2009, on Ashura day, which is the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his 72 companions, protesters chanted slogans against top government officials. They clashed with the police and damaged public property.
It is said that the demonstrations on December 30, 2009, which ended months of unrest, poured water on the fire.