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Pro-government rallies in Iran ahead of United Nations meeting

Large shows of public support for the government in Tehran have continued, while the anti-government protests seemed to have wanned.

by Zein Basravi

Rallies in support of Iran's government have reached a third day.

One of the largest was in the capital, Tehran, where people chanted anti-US slogans, blaming Washington for the unrest.

The protest movement, which never reached the size or momentum of the 2009 demonstrations, appears to have fizzled out - sidelined by the rallies of government supporters.

Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi reports from Tehran.


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