Iranians rebel at former President Rafsanjani’s funeral

The funeral of former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has presented a rare occasion for Iranians to express public resistance.

Huge crowds flocked on to the streets of Tehran to commemorate the former insider and founding member of the revolution whose political allegiances shifted in later life towards the reformists.

Rafsanjani died of a heart attack on Sunday (January 8), at the age of 82.