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Iranians hold protest against opposition

02-16-2011 07:44 BJT

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A group of hardline Iranians, including students and clerics, have taken to the streets of the nation's capital, a day after clashes between opposition protesters and security forces left two people dead, and dozens injured.

Demonstrators in Tehran accused opposition leaders of being part of a Western plot to overthrow the Islamic system. Earlier on Tuesday, Iranian lawmakers also accused their opponents of fomenting unrest, and called for the death penalty.

Scuffles broke out between security forces and marchers on Monday, when thousands rallied in support of the recent uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.

Protester, Tehran, said, "Behind the scenes, they said that they were doing this for Tunisia and Egypt, but I don't think even one slogan was chanted for Tunisia and Egypt."

Protester, Tehran, said, "We witnessed a number of tricked people who came to do certain things, but -- with the given situation and the actions of security forces -- they couldn't do anything specific."






Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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