Sunday, September 06, 2009

Iran Protests Continue

Much of the coverage has shifted to trials of reformist leaders and Ahmadinejad's government, but it's worth remembering that protests are continuing in Iran:
"Opposition leader Mir Hossein Musavi has called for continued protests over Iran's disputed June election, two days after MPs backed most of President Mahmud Ahmadinejad's new government ministers.

"Musavi, remaining defiant over a poll he says was rigged in favor of the hard-line president, urged his supporters to create a wide opposition network using meetings such as family and union gatherings, as well as sporting and cultural events.

"'In order to achieve our cause, I do not recommend anything but the pursuit of the green path of hope which you have followed in the past few months...through small and large gatherings,' he said in a statement on a reformist website."

My best guess is that Mousavi wants to have his movement ready in the event of either a crisis they can mobilize more people around, or the next elections for some level of government.

(Crossposted to American Footprints)



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