Iranian Mourners Swarm Qom for Montazeri’s Funeral

Tens of thousands of Iranians descended upon the holy city of Qom Monday morning for the funeral of revered dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, with crowds erupting in anti-regime slogans amid tight security, according to opposition Web sites.

Opposition leaders vowed to use Monday’s funeral ceremonies to push their anti-government protests. Former presidential candidates Mir Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karroubi attended Mr. Montazeri’s morning burial, according to Mr. Moussavi’s official website.

Large crowds of supporters, many dressed in the opposition’s trademark green, shouted anti-regime chants, along with slogans in support of Mr. Montazeri.

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