People Are Comparing Qasim Suleimani’s Funeral Crowd With Trump’s Inauguration
Thousands of mourners took to the streets as Iranian general Qasim Suleimani’s coffin was paraded in the streets of multiple cities in Iran.
The coffin was paraded in Baghdad before being sent to Iran, where processions were held in multiple cities including Ahvaz.
— Mehreen (@MehreenZaidii) January 4, 2020
Ahvaz saw one of the biggest crowds, with the procession extending for miles.
Millions Iranians offering funeral prayer of (late) General Qasim Suleimani. UNPRECEDENTED CROWD!
— PK 🇵🇰 (@shahidboss4U) January 5, 2020
— SIFFAT ZAHRA (@SiffatZahra) January 5, 2020
People commented that the huge crowds were a reflection of how loved was Qasim Suleimani by the people of the Middle East.
— Mahdi heydari (@Mahdi_heydarii) January 5, 2020
The funeral was attended by senior Irani military and religio-political figures including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
— Jurair Zaidi (@SukhanWur) January 6, 2020
Many also compared Qasim Suleimani’s funeral procession to United States President’s inauguration ceremony, commenting that the former’s funeral had more people than Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Oh, look…the crowd in Baghdad for Qasem Soleimani's funeral is much larger than trump's inauguration crowd! Even dead, he's a bigger draw! pic.twitter.com/QcTP367Iwu
— Melanie Thurman 🇺🇸 #RESIST #IMPEACH45 (@MelanieT123) January 4, 2020
— Nick Burgoyne (@PutuNix) January 5, 2020
— Peter Emmanuel I (@PeterEmmanuel_I) January 6, 2020
Iranian General Qasim Soleimani was killed in a drone strike near Baghdad airport on Friday. Qasim Soleimani was the commander of the Al-Quds force, which deals with the Iranian regime’s external military operations. The general was important when it came to Iran’s influence in its neighbourhood, especially Syria and Iraq.
Tensions in the Middle East have been high as Iran has vowed revenge. On Saturday, foreign media reported that rockets launched by Iranian-backed militias landed near the US Embassy in Baghdad and an Iraqi airbase housing US troops.