Cracks appear in Mousavi's 'Green Path'
Asia Times / Shahir Shahidsaless
21-Aug-2009 (2 comments)

Massive street protests have been reduced to sporadic demonstrations even as the rift between supporters and opponents of Ahmadinejad lingers inside the regime. On August 17, in Tehran, a city with a population of 8 million, an estimated 400 protesters turned out at Hafte-Tir Square to protest against the closure of the major pro-reform daily newspaper Etemad-e-Melli, according to Reuters.

Although the dwindling number of demonstrators is partly due to the violent crackdown in the aftermath of the June presidential elections, there are other factors that have led to the loss of zeal among the pro-reformists... During the 1978 revolution, on a day known as Black Friday, hundreds were killed and wounded but rallies involving millions of people continued until the fall of monarchy in February 1979.

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by jamshid on

The summer turomils in 1978 were just warm ups. The real thing began a month after schools opened. There is a reason for this. Schools serve as daily "khabar resaani" and organizaional meetings. Much like today's internet, only hundreds of time more effective. 

Expect more demonstrations and more participations beginning in late October (early Abaan.) I hope this doesn't shatter our Chinese friends' hopes.


Article on Chinese site!

by پیام on

As reliable as Khamenei's scetch of curent events taking place in Iran.