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30 Dec 2019 | 04:51 AM UTC

Iran: Rally reported in Tehran December 30

Media reports of ongoing rally in Tehran on December 30; transportation disruptions likely

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IRN

Event

Media sources have reported an ongoing rally in Tehran on Monday, December 30. Participants have gathered at Imam Hussein Square for the event, at which large crowds have been reported.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the rally and any associated gatherings.

Context

The rally is said to be an annual pro-government gathering that began in 2009, following the Green Movement that opposed former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's reelection. The rally comes weeks after the start of nationwide anti-government protests in Iran.

Advice

Individuals in Tehran are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, anticipate transportation disruptions near demonstration sites, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.