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article imageStudents in Iran prepared for new street protests

By Maciej Lewandowski     Nov 1, 2009 in World
Massive demonstrations are expected in Iran on the 30th anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran (Wednesday, Nov. 4). Opposition leaders are urging their supporters to take part in street rallies.
Oposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi together with former President Mohammad Khatami hope to reinvigorate the anti-government Green Path of Hope movement. The best opportunity for progressive forces to challenge the ruling system will be the anniversary of US embassy takeover this Wednesday.
Mousavi posted a statement on his website, saying (quoted by Arab Times), that: he would press ahead with his efforts for political change in Iran following its disputed election in June, which he says was rigged in favour of hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.. He also promised his supporters that hard-liners in the ruling system will be defeated, but did not say how, as the Associated Press reports.
Analytics and commentators from the region predict that if students will gather in public places on Wednesday, there will be clashes with police and government backers. Guardian.co.uk reports that Ismail Ahmadi-Moghadam, the police chief in Iran, has warned demonstrators to stay off the streets.
Anonymous student from Tehran, quoted by Guardian.co.uk, said: The officials are very afraid of the student movement, that's why they are preparing to crack down on 4 November. The protests in Iran have not cooled off, they're just beginning.
There is a lot of activities on the Internet connected to Wednesday's demonstrations. Activists urge ordinary people to join the protests. Green flyers, posters and flags - symbols of the Green Path of Hope - are circulating on the Internet, mobilizing demonstrators to take part in Wednesday's protest against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's regime.
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