Tehran, Feb. 16 (Reuters): Iranian government supporters clashed with their opponents today during a ceremony to mark the death of a student shot during an Opposition rally two days ago, state broadcaster IRIB reported.
Sanee Zhaleh was shot dead on Monday during the first Opposition rally for more than a year and immediately became a martyr to both the supporters and opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejads hardline government.
Each side blamed the other for Zhaleh's death.
Todays clash occurred during a funeral procession which started from Tehran Universitys arts faculty, in the centre of the capital, where Zhaleh was a student, IRIB reported on its website.
Students and the people attending the funeral ceremony of the martyred student Sanee Zhaleh have clashed with a limited number of people apparently linked to the sedition movement and forced them out by chanting slogans of death to hypocrites, the report read.
Mondays rally was the first to be staged by the Green movement since its huge protests in the weeks and months after Ahmadinejads disputed 2009 re-election were stamped out by a government which blamed foreign enemies for stirring sedition.
Opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi hailed the rally as a glorious event by a magnificent movement while Tehrans deputy police chief Ahmadreza Radan official said 150 people turned up.