Crowd Confronts Iran's President
Amazing video from Iran shows President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad being confronted by angry protesters.
The remarkable show of civil disobedience occurred during what was intended as a routine tour last week of the southern city Bandar Abbas. As the president waves to crowds, standing in the car’s sunroof, an elderly man is shown holding on to the front hand side of the car shouting “I’m hungry, I’m hungry”.
Panicked bodyguards eventually manage to usher him away but as their backs are turned a young veiled woman leaps onto the bonnet and then sits on the car’s roof, gesticulating as she makes her point to Mr Ahmadinejad.
Mr Ahmadinejad, who is in his final term as president, has taken most of the blame for the country’s economic plight, losing ground in a power struggle with Ayatollah Ali Khameni, the Supreme Leader, and his allies.