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Tehran saw no anti-govt. rally: Police
File photo shows agitators breaching the peace in Tehran
Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:24PM
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The Iranian police say there have been no anti-government gatherings in the capital Tehran, refuting some foreign media reports suggesting one person was killed during a demonstration.

Anti-Iran groups had called for demonstrations against the Iranian government on Sunday.

Police say they have arrested two people -- one carrying a handgun with a silencer and the other carrying a Molotov cocktail, a Press TV correspondent reported.

Media reports say the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorists had earlier called for violent attacks in Tehran.

Press TV's correspondent has also learned that Faezeh Hashemi, the daughter of Iran's former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who was briefly taken into custody, was freed after her identity was determined.

This comes after small groups of anti-government protesters breached the peace in Tehran on February 14.

Protesters, mostly supporters of defeated presidential candidates Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, set fire to trashcans and chanted slogans against the government.

Meanwhile, counter-demonstrations were held by Iranians to denounce the move to disrupt public order, and condemn the riots by the supporters of Mousavi and Karroubi.

Tehran says American NGOs and organizations provided financial support for the post-election unrest in Iran in 2009 to topple the Islamic establishment.

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