Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I think this video from Qom is the best one of all for the day:
Meanwhile, pro-government supporters held a rally of their own the day after, with lots of extra room on the street to stretch out and relax.
See more pictures from that rally here.
Let's do a quick comparison, and remember that these photos have been approved and published by the government itself; in other words, these are the most impressive images they have. Here's the image from their rally yesterday showing the largest number of people in one place:
Wow, look at all those people. Lengthwise it's about thirty people side by side, and it stretches back a little ways too. Now let's compare that to the opposition gathering at the funeral the day before.
Edit: Balatarin right now has a post from a blog here in Persian on the same subject: the pro-Ahmadinejad newspaper Kayhan published an article on the "great surge" of people in Qom (article screenshot here). The "great surge" actually looked like this: