It’s not the best quality, but some video just posted on YouTube shows the size of the crowd at today’s giant protest in Tehran.
“The most you can say is that there are several hundred thousand people here,” an unnamed BBC correspondent wrote on a blog. “And just like Mr Mousavi asked, the great majority are wearing sombre clothes. Many are in black, especially the women, who have turned out wearing black chadors.”
Analysis: The situation has grown to the point where officials in Iran are going to have to “crack down or back down,” says The Economist.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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