Groups Backing Iranian Opposition Rally in D.C.

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010  |  Updated 5:15 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Groups Backing Iranian Opposition Rally in D.C.

Getty Images

Supporters of the opposition movement in Iran are planned to rally in Washington Saturday.

Organizers said they would gather at the Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Wisconsin Avenue in northwest D.C. and then march to Freedom Plaza.

Activists said they are showing solidarity with Iranians who call for democracy and human rights. They said speakers will include journalist Roxana Saberi and Joe Stork of Human Rights Watch.

The demonstration comes as Iran's opposition leaders called off a mass protest Saturday in the country on the anniversary of last June's disputed presidential election.
 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
NBC4's Camp4Kids
NBC4 launched Camp4Kids in 1993,... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out