Next Revolution: Iran?

Posted: Feb 14, 2011 4:11 PM
Now that the Egypt anti-Mubarak protests have stopped, questions arise as to which Middle-Eastern country will be next.

Iran is already showing signs of another uprising. Iranians attempted a revolution in 2009 after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was accused of stealing the Presidential election, but protesters were violently beaten and oppressed by the Iranian regime still in place today.

Reports are surfacing that the Iranian government has fired tear gas at peaceful protesters supporting the uprising in Egypt and Tunisia.

Dozens of Iranian opposition supporters were reportedly arrested on Monday after participating in a banned rally in Tehran to support popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, according to an Iranian opposition website.

"Witnesses say in some parts of Tehran security forces arrested dozens of protesters," opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi's Kaleme website reported.

Security forces fired tear gas to scatter thousands of opposition supporters marching toward a Tehran square, a witness told Reuters. There were also clashes between police and demonstrators, resulting in dozens of arrests, in Isfahan in central Iran, the country's third largest city, another witness told Reuters.