TEHRAN — Hard-line protesters hurled eggs and a shoe at President Hassan Rouhani of Iran as he returned to Tehran on Saturday after supporters cheered him for reaching out to President Obama.
Mr. Rouhani was standing in his car, waving through the sunroof as he passed supporters at the airport. But moments later, security guards tried to shield the president with an umbrella as protesters threw eggs and a shoe at his car while others blocked the road by praying on the pavement.
“Long live Rouhani, man of change” the president’s supporters shouted, as a small contingent of police struggled to control the crowd.
The hard-liners responded by shouting “our people are awake and hate America.”