#Iran Opposition Rally to Go Ahead As Planned Despite Gov’t harrasment, #opiran #iranelection #anonymous #jan25

Amplify’d from www.washingtonpost.com

Iran opposition renews calls for rally; government forbids any marches

TEHRAN – A Web site connected to one of Iran’s opposition leaders on Sunday renewed calls for a rally in support of the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, setting the stage for a possible confrontation Monday between the government and its critics.

The statement on the site – the unofficial outlet of former presidential challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi – stressed that any use of violence by security forces would be an international “disgrace” and would undermine the government’s public support for the protesters in Egypt and Tunisia.

Iranian officials have refused to grant a permit for Monday’s demonstration, but the text posted on Kalameh.com said that the Interior Ministry would be held responsible for the safety of the protesters.

“Do not allow the infiltrating agents of those seeking violence to derail the demonstrations with their aggressive behavior under any circumstances,” the statement reads. “The noble people of Iran should participate in the peaceful demonstration, with calm and resolve.”

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