Hundreds of thousands attended the funeral procession in #Tehran on Monday for a top Iranian general who was killed in a US airstrike in Baghdad last week.

Mourners wearing black beat their chests and carried posters with Qassem #Soleimani's portrait while chanting "death to America" and "death to Israel."

Demonstrators also unfurled red Shiite flags, which traditionally symbolize both the spilled blood of someone unjustly killed and a call for vengeance, as they accompanied Soleimani's remains through Tehran streets.

Tehran Police Chief General Hossein Rahimi said millions attended the farewell ceremony.

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