Iran and the power of small acts of resistance
Guardian / Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Since last summer, Iran has been a good example of where many of these brilliant ideas have flourished and challenged a brutal regime that imagines by arresting thousands and killing hundreds it has managed to silence the green movement for ever. The recent defections of two Iranian diplomats in Belgium and Finland brought hope for people in Iran, especially when they revealed that, in their view, more than 80% of foreign ministry employees privately support the green movement.

Some of the small acts of resistance used by the green movement to challenge the regime have become internationally known – such as shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) from rooftops at night – but there are some brilliant examples that have not been reported sufficiently.

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