New Clashes Test Iranian Regime's Grip on Tehran
PBS NewsHour

KARIM SADJADPOUR, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: It is incredibly significant, Margaret.

A few points I would make. First, these demonstrators were warned weeks in advance that there would be severe repercussions if they attended these protests. And, yet, several hundred thousand people still took to the streets.

I think, second, some of the skeptics of the protests last June said, well, these are only the modern elitist youth of northern Tehran who are protesting. And what we saw yesterday, that were -- there were protests throughout the country, not only in Tehran, not only in northern Tehran.

And if you saw some of the images, there were also a lot of the traditional clashes, women wearing the chador, the -- kind of the more traditional veil, men with beards. So, six months later, this protest movement is still going very strong.

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