The crowds recalled the mass anti-government protests in 2009 that rocked the Islamic Republic, even if Pashaei’s music crossed Iran’s political and social divides.

Pashaie, who died on Friday of pancreatic cancer at the age of 30, appealed both to Westernised residents of Tehran and the traditionally devout.

His funeral procession, aired on the strictly controlled state television, brought out both supporters of the Islamic government and secular-minded critics, in a rare moment of solidarity in a polarised country… see more

source: france24