Thursday, February 11, 2010

Iranian Government Controls Protests

Accirding to this report, the Iranian government has successfully minimized and controlled public protests.  A critical mass of protesters did not materialize, and a pro-government rally seems to have garnered most of the public attention.  It appears that the government's pre-protest tactics, its show of force, and its own rally combined to suppress dissent on the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. 

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