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Protesters stay out of streets as Iran stiffens stance

Iranian protesters fearful of the government's crackdown on street demonstrations are finding other outlets for their dissent. Many are turning on their car lights at certain hours of the day, honking their horns or holding up posters. At least 17 people have died in the chaos following the nation's disputed election. Protesters are staying off the streets of Tehran today as troops in riot gear patrol the city to prevent any gatherings. Security forces quickly broke up a demonstration yesterday with tear gas and shots in the air. Today, a top judicial official
confirmed that a special court has been set up that he says will make an example of protesters detained over the past week. One opposition figure is calling for a day of mourning for the 17 people killed in the demonstrations.


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