Monday, August 31, 2009

Mass protests planned for Ghods Day

Mehdi Karroubi confirmed that mass demonstrations are planned for Ghods Day, Friday 18 September.

As they did during a ceremony at Ghoba Mosque to commemorate Ayatollah Beheshti's martyrdom and Hashemi Rafsanjani's Friday prayer sermon in July, protesters are seeking to turn the tables on the regime again by attending a government-organized event.
Ghods Day or Jerusalem Day is marked every year to denounce Israel's control over Jerusalem. The Green Movement wants to take advantage of the official marching routes in cities throughout Iran.

In a statement to the central council of the Etemad Melli [National Trust] Party, Karroubi said, "
Don't mull over banned newspapers or web sites. Show you are continuing on your path with determination. By standing firm, these difficult days will soon pass."

He concluded, "You will once again see the people's power on Ghods Day."

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