According to reports, Mehdi Karroubi had traveled to the city of Qom to attend a funeral ceremony and to visit Grand Ayatollah Saanei (pro-reform senior cleric) and Seyyed Hassan Khomeini (grandson of late Ayatollah Khomeini and the founder of the Islamic Republic).
While Mehdi Karroubi was visiting Grand Ayatollah Saanei at his home, a group of organized pro-government plain clothed thugs surrounded the house of Grand Ayatollah Saanei and chanted slogans against the Green leaders, Grand Ayattolah Saanei and Seyyed Hassan Khomeini.
This group of thugs, which according to Hossein Karroubi (son of Mehdi Karroubi) were organized, also attacked the car of Mehdi Karroubi and vandalized it. Hossein Karroubi, regarding this incident said: “Hours ago I talked to one of my father’s guards and he was not also in a good situation. He told me that today a group attacked the car of Mr. Karroubi, who was in Grand Ayatollah Saanei’s house, and with chains, batons and wooden sticks vandalized the car which although was a very steady car but is totally destroyed and this shows the intensity of this group’s attacks.”
Hossein Karroubi, adding that his father is still in the house of Grand Ayatollah Saanei said: “This group that is about few hundred has gathered in front of the house of Grand Ayatollah Saanei.” He also said: “From the sudden gathering and the behavior of this group it is obvious that they did not act by themselves and have orders and have been organized by some individuals.”
These organized group of plain clothed militia who were armed with batons and chains also broke the windows of the offices and house of Grand Ayatollah Saanei.
According to reports, the security forces and police who were present during these events did not show any reaction to these attacks and did not try to stop the plain clothed thugs.