Stockholm: Protest against Iranian government

Some 2,000 supporters of an Iranian opposition movement marched through Stockholm on Saturday to protest against Tehran, police and organisers said.

"We want to raise public awareness in Sweden about what the government in Iran is doing ... There are so many terrible things that happen in Iran, human rights abuses, executions," one of the organisers of the protest, Hanif Asyabani, told AFP.

The demonstration was pulled together by the opposition umbrella organisation National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

It was also in support of one of its member groups, the People's Mujahedeen Organisation of Iran (PMOI), which has been designated a terrorist organisation by the United States and the European Union.

According to Swedish police, some 2,000 protesters, many bearing yellow banners and waving pre-revolutionary Iranian flags, participated in the march.

Source: The Local (English)

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