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Iranian MPs Rally Against Opposition

Photos by Hamid Forootan, ISNA

Sign says "Death to anti-Supreme Leader" referring to the opposition protesters who have been increasingly taking a harder line against the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, chanting "death to Khamenei" in their recent protests. - The majority hardline faction of the parliament held a rally on Tuesday against the opposition protests which took place on Sunday in Tehran and other cities. The peaceful protests by the supporters of the Green Opposition Movement turned into riots when the security forces attacked the unarmed people.  According to state TV, 15 people died in the event which coincided with the holly day of Ashoura.

Government is blaming the protesters for violating the sanctity of Ashoura. The MPs first rallied in the parliament hall and then outside around the building to voice their support for the government. Ali Larijani, speaker of the parliament, was among the protesting MPs.

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