Opposition in Iran Meets a Crossroads on Strategy
By: Robert F. Worth, NYTimes.com
BEIRUT, Lebanon â€” Many of Iranâ€™s opposition supporters expected last Thursday to be a moment of climactic triumph, with calls for a vast street protest on the 31st anniversary of the countryâ€™s Islamic Revolution.
Instead, the day set off a flood of self-criticism by the opposition. The protest was disappointingly small â€” constrained by arrests, intimidation and simple crowd control â€” and overshadowed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejadâ€™s boasts about Iranâ€™s nuclear program.
Now, dejected opposition supporters are re-examining their tactics and struggling to find a new catalyst for a movement that emerged with astonishing power just eight months ago, after the disputed presidential election.
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