Iranians march in support of Arab revolts
Tehran, Mar 18: Thousands of Iranians marched today in Tehran in support of the revolts rocking Bahrain, Libya and Yemen, state television reported.
Chants backing the protests in Bahrain, who are challenging the dynasty's 200-year-old grip on power, dominated the demonstration which unfolded in the capital after Muslim Friday prayers.
"The Saudis are committing crimes and the US supports them," and "Death to America" chanted protesters. "Death to Israel," cried others. Slogans in support of the rebellion in Libya and protests in Yemen also rang out.
Tehran on Wednesday withdrew its ambassador from Manama "in protest at the mass killing of the people of Bahrain by its government."
Iran has also criticised the dispatch of Gulf troops to Bahrain to help confront the pro-democracy protests which have wracked the kingdom's capital Manama almost daily since mid-February. (AFP)
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