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Status: 29.06.2024 15:31

The presidential elections in Iran are inflicting protests in Germany: hundreds of Iranian exiles have gathered in Berlin to exhibit in opposition to the Mullah regime. One critic calls it a sham election.

Thousands of Iranian exiles gathered in Berlin-Mitte on Saturday to exhibit in opposition to the Mullah regime of their homeland. As the police stated in response to an rbb inquiry within the early afternoon, round 5,000 folks got here to the beginning of the rally on the Unter den Linden boulevard between Bebelplatz and Pariser Platz.

Since early Saturday morning, Karl-Marx-Allee between Strausberger Platz and Alexanderplatz has been closed off due to the demonstration. Coaches have been parked there in each instructions to deliver demonstrators into town. Iranian activist Sahar Sanaie spoke on rbb24 Inforadio about 700 coaches from Germany alone which are anticipated to reach in Berlin. Overall, she expects tens of hundreds of contributors from throughout Europe.

Runoff election subsequent Friday

The demonstration is directed specifically in opposition to the presidential elections in Iran. Sanaie complained that solely servants of the supreme non secular chief have been allowed to face as candidates. It was subsequently a sham election.

The new president in Iran shall be determined subsequent Friday in a run-off election between the reformer Massoud Peseschkian and the hardliner Said Jalili. As the Interior Ministry in Tehran introduced on Saturday, former Health Minister Peseschkian received probably the most votes within the first spherical of voting, however failed to attain the mandatory absolute majority.

The early election grew to become vital after incumbent President Ebrahim Raisi died in a helicopter crash in May.

Broadcast: rbb24 Inforadio, 29.06.2024, 11:00 a.m.