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Massive crowds marched through the streets of Iran's capital and other cities demanding change in the first major unrest to shake the rule of hard-line religious scholars over the country since they came to power in 1979 . It was sparked in the summer of 2009 when the reformist opposition raised accusations that the re-election victory of the hard-line president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was rigged. Pent-up resentment over political oppression brought millions nationwide out in protests over the next months, becoming known as the "Green Movement".Eventually, the response of Iran's ruling establishment, led by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was brutal. Since last Thursday, protests have burst out in towns and cities around the country.With no central movement behind the unrest, its supporters on social media have come to refer to it with any number of hashtags – or simply as "Tazahorat-e Sarasari" – Farsi for "Protests Everywhere".No clear leadership has emerged for "Protests Everywhere".Video of her wrenching last moments circulated widely on Twitter and other social media. It was a cycle that fed the protests: Young men and women were killed, then their images inspired others to join.Trump has dismissed what he portrayed as a weak response by then-President Barack Obama to the 2009 protests.
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