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Iran update: “blood, violence and chaos.”

By Mary Fitzgerald  

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With ten more confirmed deaths (and more still feared), Christopher de Bellaigue reports from Tehran on the day that Iran’s authorities tried to shut down the mass protests that have convulsed the city over the past week.

Crucially, the protesters have now shown that they are able to organise themselves without mobile phone contact, text messaging and the internet, all of which have been severely disrupted by the…

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