A source of iran proxy's based in Tehran tells of an interesting story. As with the day of Khamenei's threatening sermon in June and Ahmadinejad's inauguration in August, the government clearly bussed in supporters from villages and rural areas in order to fill the streets with pro-regime demonstrators. This time, however, "many if not most" of the people bussed in had neither seen nor heard the opposition movement upfront, uncensored, and to this extent.
The reality is that for many living in Iran's rural areas, the state-controlled media is the only source of information. These people are bombarded with propaganda on a daily basis and live in relative isolation, away from the cultural hubs that are Iran's major cities. It would be understandable, then, if they were shocked when they saw vasts seas of green upon their arrival. Stunned, even more, when they heard chants of "death to Khamenei."
And according to at least this one account, some villagers began asking demonstrators about the election, the horrific developments since then, and the Green movement's demands. If hearsay is to be believed, then those out-of-towners may be bringing a lot more than their widened eyes back with them to the villages of Iran.
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