Thousands of protesters swarm former U.S embassy in Iran
Thousands of Iranians take to the streets Monday to mark the 34th anniversary of the take-over of the city's former U.S embassy in Tehran.
Annual demonstrations take place at this site to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 embassy takeover following the Islamic revolution. Today, the demonstrators again sound their familiar battle cry; burning American flags, chanting "death to America" and expressing their anger at at President Hassan Rouhani's recent moves to reopen dialogue with the West.
This year's demonstrations were reported to be larger than usual comprising mainly students and old revolutionaries from 1979, with equal numbers of men and women.
Iranian President Rouhani has been criticized for his perceived warming to the country Iran used to call "the Great Satan" and his rather pragmatic approaches in dealing with Israel.
His attempts to mend ties with the West has made him unpopular among the Iranian public.
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