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Tehran’s mayor has urged relevant Iranian officials to authorize peaceful opposition rallies, saying the public should have an outlet to express its opinions.
In a Tuesday interview with IRIB channel two, Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf said that legalizing street rallies would prevent ‘saboteurs who draw weapons and kill people’.
Qalibaf drew a clear line between ‘those protestors who had voted in the presidential election but had doubts about the result’ and ‘some saboteurs, taking advantage of the situation’.
Qalibaf seems to be admitting that those “doubts” are legitimate enough for the state to allow peaceful protests.