People of Tehran converged on the Enqelab (Revolution) Square to reaffirm allegiance to the Islamic Republic’s values and voice support for the security of the country.
Demonstrators moved towards the square from various routes across the capital.
The ralliers were carrying placards and chanting slogans in support of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.
They also vented anger at the rioters and vandals who took advantage of the recent protests to upset security in the country.
Following a hike in the price of gasoline on November 15, a number of Iranian cities saw sporadic protests that turned violent in some cases.
A number of banks and government buildings have been set ablaze. Officials have confirmed that a number of people have been killed in the protests.
In an address on November 17, Ayatollah Khamenei warned that the sporadic protests and acts of vandalism in Iran would create insecurity.
Describing insecurity as the worst calamity for a society, the Leader said “the whole centers of evil in the world” have mobilized efforts in recent days to encourage unrest in Iran.
Ayatollah Khamenei also called on the Iranian authorities to be careful that the rise in the price of fuel would not increase the price of other commodities.
The Leader also called on the people to separate themselves from a group of thugs who are encouraged by the foreign-based anti-Iranian front to foment insecurity.