Advertisement

The World

August 23, 1985

Tehran radio said Iranian pilgrims staged a huge demonstration in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca. Relaying the sound of thousands of voices chanting slogans against the superpowers and urging Muslims to unite, the radio said that 150,000 of Iran's pilgrims marched with tens of thousands of pilgrims from other nations. The Iranian newspaper Ettelaat said Saudi police, armed with riot shields, clubs and guns, did not intervene in the march.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|