Iranian protests: World is watching response, US warns – BBC News

The US says "the world is watching" how Iranian authorities respond to anti-government protests that have broken out in several cities.Thousands of people have joined the protests, with scores arrested.A White House statement said Iranians were fed up with "the regime's corruption and its squandering of the nation's wealth to fund terrorism". Meanwhile, authorities urged supporters to turn out for nationwide demonstrations on Saturday.The rallies are commemorating the 2009 demonstrations held in support of the then conservative government of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. via I'm old enough to remember the students chanting "the whole world is watching" at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. I was only 11 years old, but even in black and white, it was electrifying to watch on TV. I don't think it will make a bit of difference now however. Since then the Chinese have shown how it's done at Tienanmen Square. The…

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