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Iranian hard-liners plan show of strength

Iranian hard-liners plan show of strength

Iranian hard-liners are planning a series of state-sponsored demonstrations across the country on Wednesday in support of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in what they hope will be a show of strength against the reformist movement.
At least eight people have died during anti-government protests this week and top opposition figures have been arrested. It's the worst unrest since the aftermath of June's disputed presidential election.
The government says the protesters are a tiny minority, and it accuses the U.S. and Britain of orchestrating the demonstrations.
Tens of thousands of people are expected at Wednesday's demonstrations in Tehran and several other cities.


Updated : 2021-06-21 01:56 GMT+08:00