Iran Opposition Leaders Call for Anti-Government Protests
Opposion Leaders Mousavi (l.) and Karrubi
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Iran’s opposition leaders met in Tehran today amid speculations of a showdown between Green movement supporters and the government forces on the 11 February anniversary of the revolution. Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi invited their supporters to demonstrate in massive numbers on that day, marking the 31st anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic Republic.
The two leaders said Thursday's hanging of two dissidents was an attempt to keep people away from the February 11 demonstration.
"It seems that such a move is to scare people so they do not take part in the demonstration of 22nd of Bahman (February 11)," Mousavi and Karrubi said.
Senior IRGC and police officers have recently warned that they would not allow the Greens to stage protests on 11 February.
"We will by no means allow anything known as the 'green movement' to make an appearance" on the anniversary, IRGC Brig. Gen. Hossein Hamedani said.