Monday, December 7, 2009

Iran Student Day Protests

Despite the government's efforts to suppress public protests, thousands gathered at Iranian universities and elsewhere to demonstrate against the current regime.  As this NYT story reports, the protests were the most disruptive and violent since those that occurred after last June's disputed election.  The usual restrictions were placed on journalists and Internet communications.  But news of the demonstrations made its way out of Iran via Twitter and other social networking sites. 

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