Iranians begin rallies marking 1979 revolution

February 11, 2010 08:53

Iran's state TV on Thursday showed thousands of pro-government demonstrators rallying to mark the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

The opposition has vowed to stage counter demonstrations, but eye-witnesses say police have deployed hundreds of forces in central Teheran to confront them.

Opposition members went on roof tops late Wednesday and shouted "God is greatest" in protest — echoing similar cries after the disputed June election as well as anti-shah protests more than three decades ago.

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