Last night in Tehran

Protesters in Tehran tear down a poster of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Surely much more to come.


Further update: Check out #Iranprotests on Twitter. Protesters seem more willing to challenge Khamenei and the Islamic Republic by name than they were in 2009, when the demonstrations were mostly about fraud in a regime-sponsored election.

Clearly this isn’t just about “reform.”

Additional update: And of course…

Another update: Remember in 2009 how regime forces broke up demonstrations by riding motorcycles into them?

Fifth update: One of the astonishing things about these protests is how widespread they are. Simply cracking down in Tehran won’t be enough.

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