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Reports Say Opposition Protests Starting In Iran


Two people died during opposition protests in Tehran on February 14.

Two people died during opposition protests in Tehran on February 14.

Reports say Iran's opposition has begun renewed protests in Tehran. The reports, coming from various opposition websites, could not be independently confirmed.

Iran's opposition had earlier called for a rally today to mark a week since the deaths of two people in February 14 clashes between opposition protesters and security forces in Tehran.

The opposition maintains the dead were killed by government forces.

An opposition website (kaleme.com) said today's rally would be a "fight against religious dictatorship" in Iran.

Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar has warned of a crackdown if opposition supporters took to the streets, and the Iranian pro-government news agency Fars said violence might be used against opposition protesters.

compiled from agency reports
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