Iran's Protesters: Phase 2 of Their Feisty Campaign

Despite the Iranian government's brutal crackdown since the election, the street is fighting back

Reuters

Despite a brutal crackdown since the election, the street is fighting back.

Phase 2 has begun. Six weeks after millions took to the streets to protest Iran's presidential election, their uprising has morphed into a feistier, more imaginative and potentially enduring campaign.

The second phase plays out in a boycott of goods advertised on state-controlled television. Just try buying a certain brand of dairy product, an Iranian human-rights activist told me, and the person behind you in line is likely to whisper, "Don't buy that. It's from an advertiser." It includes calls to switch on every electric appliance in the house just before the evening TV news to trip up...

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