When the imam at Friday prayers called for ‘Death to Israel’, the protesters shouted ‘Death to Russia’ instead (a jibe at Russia for supporting the Iranian regime). When the imam talked about Gaza or Lebanon, protesters replied ‘Not Gaza, not Lebanon, what about Iran?’

“I saw something today that I hadn’t seen before: the unity of the people,” one protester told ABC News by telephone from Tehran…

Government militia appeared to be largely outnumbered at first. One witness said she saw the crowd converge on a member of the basij militia and beat him up. But as the pro-government supporters among the crowd went home, the clashes started — basij attacking the crowd and the crowd throwing rocks and burning garbage…

One of the most repeated chants today: “Tanks, rape and torture have no effect anymore.”