The opposition chose yesterday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of student-led protests against the closing of reformist newspapers by conservatives during the Khatami presidency. Andrew Sullivan and others are back to relying on Twitter for updates. According to the LA Times over a thousand protesters turned out in Tehran, and they have been met with violence by the Basij and regular security forces. In an attempt to thwart protest organizers, the government has cut off cell phone access for the last few days, although they apparently released 2,000 who had been arrested after earlier protests. On Tuesday, Ahmadinejad called the election, the “freest ever,” which alone was probably enough to push the opposition back into the streets.
Iranian protesters galvanized by sermon
From the LA Times.
Photos of yesterday's massive crowds at Demotix
Dr. Nasir Khan: Live Blogging From Tehran
QUOTE People shouting in streets , I am ready to die to get my vote back. UNQUOTE
American supports Iran's protesters