Ahmadinejad's speech marred by shouts from crowd

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
May 24, 2010 11:37

KHORRAMSHAHR, Iran — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Monday speech in a southern port town has been marred by shouts from disenchanted Iranians demanding jobs.

Ahmadinejad addressed hundreds gathered in Khorramshahr — about 1,000 kilometers southwest of Tehran — when scores from the crowd interrupted his speech with shouts: "We are unemployed!"

The rare protest is unusual in Iran, where Ahmadinejad's public events are carefully controlled. But public discontent has been rising over Iran's deteriorating economy.


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