Tehran Unrest: How Tight is the Government's Control?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Supporters of Iranian Presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi called for a rally to go ahead on Wednesday, despite the government's crackdown. The regime has banned opposition gatherings, forbid international journalists from filming rallies, jailed protestors, and blocked access to social networking sites. New York Times columnist Roger Cohen joins us from Tehran where he has been monitoring the ongoing protests.

"While a repressive state can mow down dozens, perhaps hundreds of people, it cannot mow down hundreds of thousands of people... But this has been a very, very harsh clampdown."
— New York Times columnist Roger Cohen on the media ban in Iran

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