As many as 50 people have taken part in a rally organized by the exiled terrorist Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) in front of the Iranian embassy in Paris and chanted slogans against top Iranian officials.
On Wednesday, the demonstrators carried pictures of the organization’s leading figures and Iranian flags with the lion and sun emblem.
They gathered in D’iena Avenue afternoon to cheer on the anti-government demonstrators in Tehran who took advantage of the highly revered religious day of Ashura — the anniversary of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussein (PBUH).
They chanted slogans against Iranian Islamic state while ten police riot vans were dispatched to the site.
The rally took place a day after the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) acknowledged that it played a role in Sunday’s violent anti-government protests in Iran.
MKO followers cooperated with the demonstrators and coordinated the protests, the organization’s leader Maryam Rajavi told AFP in Paris on Tuesday.
Rajavi also urged unity among those bent on overthrowing the Leader of Ummah Imam Ali Khamenei.
“It’s a call for solidarity among all those who reject the rule of the supreme leader, the Velayat e-Faqih,” she told AFP in Paris.
“What we call the ‘Green movement’ against the electoral fraud quickly disappeared to be replaced by a deeper movement whose goal is the total overthrow of the regime,” she said.
The MKO is listed as a terrorist group in Iran, Iraq, Canada, and the US. It has claimed responsibility for numerous deadly attacks against Iranian government officials and civilians over the past 30 years.
The organization is known to have cooperated with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hossein in suppressing the 1991 uprisings in southern Iraq and the massacre of Iraqi Kurds.
The organization is also notorious for using cult-like tactics against its own members, tactics which include torture and murder of defectors.
The development comes as millions of Iranians staged marches throughout the country on Wednesday to protest against the anti-government riots in Tehran on Sunday.
Clad in black and holding portraits of Leader of Ummah Imam Ali Khamenei, people chanted slogans in support of the Islamic Republic and against its enemies.