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November 4, 2013 9:27 am

Iran Protesters Rally at Former U.S. Embassy on Anniversary of 1979 Takeover

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Iranian protesters in Tehran, in front of the former U.S. Embassy, on the anniversary of its 1979 takeover, in November 4, 2013. Photo: Screenshot / FARS.

Iranian protesters in Tehran, in front of the former U.S. Embassy, on the anniversary of its 1979 takeover, in November 4, 2013. Photo: Screenshot / FARS Video.

Ynet – Tens of thousands of demonstrators are gathering outside the former US Embassy in Iran for the biggest anti-American rally in years as a show of support for hard-line opponents of President Hassan Rohani’s historic outreach to Washington.

Such protests occur every year outside the former embassy compound to mark the anniversary of its 1979 takeover following the Islamic Revolution. But Monday’s rally is the largest in years after calls by groups such as the Revolutionary Guard for a major showing, including chants of “death to America” that some of Rohani’s backers have urged halted.

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