Yesterday Hassan Rohani, in a speech marking the governments organized protests in Tehran on December 30, 2009 said: “the people who were part of the uprising in 2009 wrere all part of the Sedition”.

According to the government website, ISNA, during his speech Rouhani pointed out that “when people felt that their religious beliefs and values have been trampled upon and foreigners are trying to meddle in their moral and religious arena, took action responded with their participation in the protests”.

On 30 December 2009 the government forces took to the streets creating an atmosphere of fear and repression, arresting, torturing and killing many in the streets.