A group of Iranians on Sunday joined the mourning family of a slain protestor in attending his grave site and honoring his memory.
The memorial ceremony, held on the first anniversary of the murder of Ali Hassanpour by the Iranian regime’s suppressive forces, was attended by a number of other mothers who have lost their children as a result of the mullahs’ cruel suppression.
Since June 2009, millions of Iranians took part in massive anti-regime protests to demand freedom and democratic change. The clerical regime responded with unprecedented cruelty, murdering protestors on the streets and arresting thousands of young demonstrators.
On Sunday, participants attending the memorial ceremony for Ali Hassanpour also sang patriotic songs and anthems at the event in his honor.
Terrified of the growing number of people joining the ceremony, the clerical regime’s agents at Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery, where Mr. Hassanpour is buried, exerted pressure on the family to end the event. But, they were met with opposition and protest by the people.
At least one young participant was arrested by the regime’s suppressive agents.