In an amazing development, what was supposed to have been a day of demonstrations in support of the Iranian government’s anti-Israel, anti-West policies, has instead turned into widespread protests against the government and its policies.
Tens of thousands of people have apparently taken to the streets shouting slogans such as “death to the dictator” and “Not Gaza, not Lebanon-our life is for Iran.”
The protests are occurring despite a three-month crackdown against the opposition movement, an indication that pro-democracy sentiments in Iran are deep and grass-roots. No response yet, however, from our dictator-cozy president, himself a didact, except when it comes to offering moral support to fledgling democracy movements.
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