A post by Pat
Protests in Iran have spread beyond Tehran. The opposition supporters claim nine people have been killed so far including the nephew of opposition leader Mousavi. The Iran press has finally admitted that four protesters were killed.
Aljezeera reported on the protests earlier. Hamid Dubashi, professor of Iran Studies at Columbia University, says the momentum is building and the Iranian government is facing an uncontrollable uprising.
The momentum has been building consistently. The class base of the movement is expanding. Labor organizations, women’s organizations, university students, etc., they are all expanding and it is spilling into the other cities.
This is a major civil rights uprising and the government is now acting as a porcupine with all its spikes out, its security apparatus, but it simply cannot control it.