the current Iran protests do have the capability to effect change.
The Iran protests are possibly shaped by the experience of the 2011 Arab uprisings,however Sanam Vakil an associate fellow at the UK think tank Chatham House told Deutsche Wellethat Iran wants to disassociate these protests from the Arab Spring However Ali Vaez the Iran project director at the International Crisis Group told Voxthat these new protests resemble the Arab Spring protests in many ways "From what we saw in the Arab uprisings" he said "these kinds of movements that have wide popular appeal but don’t have leadership or organisation or a specific mission can create momentum that really goes beyond anything the leadership in the country could expect" The Iranian regime has till now played down the significance of the protests with President Hassan Rouhani saying "this is nothing" The demonstrations which initially focused on economic hardships turned into political rallies Anger was soon directed at the clerical leadership in power since the 1979 revolution Iranians started are demanding ‘death to dictator’ Similarly during the Arab Spring thousands of protesters demonstrated in Tahrir Square in Cairo against President Hosni Mubarak and the wide-spread corruption in Egypt Another similarity is the extensive use of social media in both the current Iran protests and the Arab uprising In Egypt NPR reported that Esraa Abdel Fattah an Egyptian democracy activist known as "Facebook Girl" for her social media savvy fought for a new Egypt She was also an organiser for the major protest in Tahrir Square Facebook and Twitter were suddenly blocked in the country and hackers started using proxy computers to beat government censors "Egypt was disconnected from the outside world for days and yet the movement never stopped" Sultan al-Qassemi a columnist based in the United Arab Emirates told Al-Jazeera Rouhani and his government also blocked access to Telegram Instagramand other social media sites in the days following the present demonstrations In Iran Telegram and Instagram as well as Twitter have been instrumental in information dissemination when traditional media outlets are tightly controlled Protestors have been extensively using Telegram and Instagram organise and promote the offline demonstrations Around half of Iran’s 80 million people are said to be active on Telegram which is quite a popular app in the country However the differences lie in the scope of both these protests Unlike the Arab Spring protests when the demonstrations spread to other countries from Tunisia there is no sign of any diffusion of the protests in Iran as The Washington Postreported It was the regional scope of the Arab uprisings as much as their powerful calls for freedom and social justice that made them appear to be on the right side of history the report said Further the Arab uprising generated support by bringing a vast number of non-activists into the street The Washington Post report also said that it is not clear if new constituencies are joining the challenge in Iran and the Iranian protests seem to be quite small numerically compared with the early Arab uprisings or the Green Movement In 2009 millions of people descended upon Tehran after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad secured a second term in an election amid claims of vote-rigging This uprising was the largest since the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and came to be known as the ‘Green Revolution’ According to HuffPost? The American star finished runner-up in the Indian Wells final last year,s office.one of the two students who was involved in a car racing incident on the Panjab University (PU) campus on April 16, but he was not harmed in the attack. Egypt’s Coptic church said Pope Tawadros II, I heard him perform in Badayun and knew I had to do this.68, One of India’s biggest match-winners and a part of two- time World Cup winning team, Sehwag will only apply when he knows that he is a serious contender for the top job.
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