Thousands of Iranians rallied on Thursday near the venue of a European Union summit to demand that the EU comply with a court ruling and remove an exiled Iranian resistance movement from its list of terrorist organizations.
The noisy and colorful protest was held just 200 meters from the European Council building where EU leaders were preparing for a conference. Demonstrators waved EU and Iranian flags, and chanted "Freedom and democracy for Iran," and "The EU must implement the ruling."
Last December, the European Court of Justice overturned an EU decision from 2002 to freeze the assets of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran (PMOI). It was the first time an appeal to the EU's terror list was successful at the EU court.