Violence in the Streets of Tehran

In an update to our post on Iran earlier this week, anti-government protests continued in Tehran today

The unrest began in the aftermath of the country’s disputed presidential election of June 12th. 

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei responded Friday by issuing a stern warning:  that Mir Hossein Mousavi and other opposition leaders would be held reponsible “‘for the consequences of any illegal gatherings'” or “‘disruption[s] of security and public order.'” 

Mousavi, meanwhile, has countered by calling for a national strike should he be arrested.  

At this writing, it’s difficult to know exactly what’s going on in Iran as Internet and media communications have been disrupted by the government.  There are, however, fears of a broad government crackdown on the protesters. 

If the civil unrest in Iran has sparked your interest, please click here for a list of Greensboro Public Library’s books on Iran

You can also follow events there through Facts and File’s World News Digest.

UPDATE:  Here’s another good link from CNN.


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