Rally for Mossadegh To Back Up Program
June 19, 1953 — The Associated Press

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Iran Premier’s Supporters
Rally To Bar Communists

AP (The Associated Press) TEHRAN, Iran—(AP)— Supporters of Premier Mohammed Mossadegh barred Communists from their ranks as they shouted praises for the aged Iranian leader at a rally in Parliament Square.

There was no accurate estimate of the crowd but it did not nearly fill the square, which has been packed by some demonstrations in the past two years. The rally had been called to demonstrate the premier's popular strength to opposition members of the Majlis (parliament) who have been blocking his legislative program.

A strong cordon of police and soldiers, backed by a street barricade of trucks, kept more than 5,000 Communist demonstrators three blocks from the square.

Related links:

"Iran: Another Round To Mossadegh" — TIME, December 17, 1951

"Pro-Mossadegh Supporters Urge Strike In Iran" — UPI November 11, 1953

"Weakling 'Strong Man'"The Palm Beach Post — August 19, 1953

MOSSADEGH t-shirts — "If I sit silently, I have sinned"

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