January 19, 2010

Opposition websites begin to spread word on 22 Bahman (11 February) rallies

A Poster for 22 Bahman (Payvand)

Radio Zamaneh (via Payvand) is reporting that the Opposition has begun a major online offensive to spread the word: the Anniversary of the Revolution, 22 Bahman (22 February), will be the next major day of rallies.

Despite repeated warnings by the government that they will confront any more disruptions with non leniency, the messages defiantly suggest that the planned February 11 demonstrations could become the climactic point of all the protests and street confrontations that have marked every significant date on the Islamic Republic calendar in the past several months.
The Islamic Republic establishment has been dealing with deep divisions over its current crisis and even a significant section of the clergy have come out in favor of protesters and their demands.
While one [Opposition leader], Mir Hossein Mousavi, was fired from his government post at the Academy of Arts and the other, Mehdi Karroubi, has been the repeated target of physcial and even armed attacks, they have defiantly refused to accept the legitimacy of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s government which they claim was fraudently re-elected in the June presidential elections.

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