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    Iranian opposition on Brussels streets on Saturday

    The march will begin at Schuman Credit: Belga

    Iranian opposition will march on the streets on Saturday in Brussels against the Iranian regime, campaigning for a firmer EU policy towards the Islamic Republic leaders. Several European politicians will participate in the march.

    The Brussels march is to begin at Schuman roundabout. It will be the first of a series of protests by Iranian opposition across the world, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), which groups several opposition movements to the Iranian regime, said on Friday. 

    The NCRI hopes that thousands of Iranians will participate in the march, which must also be considered as an event in support of the Iranian people. 

    “We want to support the Iranian people in their struggle for democracy and human rights but also against oppression, the arms race, nuclear proliferation and radical Islam,” NCRI spokesperson Shahin Gobadi said. 

    Several personalities said they would be present: for example, former presidential candidate and Colombian hostage, Ingrid Betancourt, and former Italian Foreign Minister, Giulio Terzi. The march organizers also announced the presence of several Belgian and European personalities, but did not reveal their names. 

    Saturday’s demonstration marks the beginning of a series of marches. A second event will take place on Friday 21 June in Washington DC. Marches in Berlin, Stockholm and London will follow.

    The Brussels Times