Iranians mark 2009 pro-Islamic establishment rallies

Tehran, Dec 29, IRNA – A massive ceremony began at Tehran's Grand Mosque (Mosalla) on Thursday to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the '9 Dey Epic' when millions of people stormed the street on December 30, 2009 to demonstrate their support for the Islamic establishment.

Senior state officials are also attending the ceremony where the demonstrators are chanting anti-arrogance, anti-US and anti-Israel slogans and voicing their support for the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

The massive demonstration is being held in Tehran and other cities of the country to condemn measures taken by those involved in the unrests led by foreigners in 2009 following the presidential elections which brought to power Iran's former president (Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) for the second term that year.

Millions of people took to the streets in Tehran and several other major cities in 2009 condemning those who were involved in the unrest which was organized by foreign powers in the wake of that year's presidential election. The unrests were later referred to by Ayatollah Khamenei as 'sedition' and the day of the public support for the Islamic establishment was called the '9 Dey Epic' ( i.e., the epic made by Iranians in the ninth day of the 10th month of the Iranian calendar).

Different bodies and organs in the country have issued separate statements in recent days to mark the anniversary of the 9 Dey Epic in the country.