There were a few protest demonstrations in Tehran today – maybe the
orange Green Revolution of last year 2009 has life in it yet. What I saw reported today had an aspect I don’t remember from last year. Yesterday, people in the streets were calling for the ouster of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. I’ve no idea whether that’s because they don’t want to be an Islamic state or if they just want jobs. Either way, calling out Ayatollahs so disrespectfully in public feels new.
UPDATE: Iran is heating up. Just heard that the State Department has established Twitter feeds and Facebook pages in both Arabic and Farsi to broadcast support to the demonstrators.