The ire aimed at President Donald Trump and the United States only grew on Tuesday after dozens of mourners were killed and more than 200 more injured when a stampede broke out at the massive funeral procession for Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, who the U.S. assassinated with a bombing last week in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
Iranian media reported that at least 40 people were killed in Soleimani’s hometown of Kerman, where hundreds of thousands of marched to honor and mourn the slain military leader.
“Unfortunately as a result of the stampede, some of our compatriots have been injured and some have been killed during the funeral processions,” Pir-Hossein Koulivand, the head of Iran’s emergency medical services, told state television.
According to Press TV, millions of mourners carried Soleimani’s body from the city’s Azadi Square to his final resting place in what is called the martyrs’ cemetery.
The Associated Press reports:
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