30 July 2009

40-Days of Mourning for Neda

The traditional forty days of mourning for Neda Soltan were concluded today with thousands of protesters in the street. Defying orders to appear near the mosques and squares, mourners and protesters poured into the streets. This is similar to the beginning of the end for the Shah, thirty years ago. The continued crackdown on protests large and small seems to be splitting the armed security forces and Basij, possibly signaling fractured support for the government. The reports of death and torture of the arrested protesters is also fueling anger, particularly among student groups.

Revolutionary Road has a time count of the protests from today.
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