Hundreds of thousands of Iranians gathered at Tehran’s Azadi Square today to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Islamic revoution which toppled the Shah. People chanted slogans in support of the Egyptian and Tunisian uprisings and against the US and Israel.
Meanwhile, the authorities placed Ayatollah Mehdi Karrubi, an opposition leader, under house arrest. Karoubi as well as Mirhossien Mousavi have sought to hold a rally on Monday in support of Arab uprisings. The all-powerful IRGC have warned the opposition against holding the rally, fearing it would become the first mass anti-government protest since the defeat of the Green Movement more than a year ago.
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