Iran clampdown scuppers anniversary protest attempts

Iranian authorities scuppered attempts by opposition groups last week to disrupt the 31st anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic Republic.

13th February, 2010

Iranian authorities scuppered attempts by opposition groups last week to disrupt the 31st anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic Republic.

A massive security clampdown was in operation in Iran’s capital, Tehran, preventing attempts by opposition members to gather in groups. Opposition supporters had planned to gather at Saddeqiya Square, north of the government-held rally, but failed to appear in large numbers.

Parts of the capital were empty as residents took advantage of...

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