2009 vs now: How Iran’s new protests compare to the past - News Summed Up

2009 vs now: How Iran’s new protests compare to the past


Supporters on social media say that shows the breadth of support for a leaderless popular movement. TWITTER THEN — TELEGRAM, WHATSAPP NOWWhen Neda Agha Soltan was shot to death during one of the 2009 protests in Tehran, the 26-year-old woman became an icon of the uprising. Video of her wrenching last moments circulated widely on Twitter and other social media. Social media apps have flourished — besides Instagram, the messaging apps Telegram and WhatsApp are wildly popular. Trump has dismissed what he portrayed as a weak response by then-President Barack Obama to the 2009 protests.


Source: Egypt Independent January 03, 2018 10:18 UTC


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