News: Iran protests
Saba TV's managing director said they came to understand that their station was being banned by the government days after Iranian security agents tried to confiscate a tape from a network official at Dubai airport.
The drivers have been calling for improvement of their working conditions and higher wages to meet with rising inflation but their demands have been refused by the clerical regime.
Today’s strike has brought further chaos to the streets of capital making it even more difficult for commuters to move around in the city.
Yesterday, thousands of people, especially women and youths, in Saqez (Iranian Kurdistan province), staged a demonstration against the clerical regime's suppressive policies and in solidarity with uprisings in other cities in the province, including Sanandaj, Mahabad, Sardasht, Piranshahr, Marivan, Oshnavieh, Baneh and Divan Darreh.
New York Times
By MICHAEL SLACKMAN
TEHRAN - Aides to Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani initially said he would not be making any appearances in the final days before the presidential runoff on Friday against the conservative mayor of Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.But as Mr. Rafsanjani's campaign seemed to stall, he decided to visit Tehran University on Tuesday afternoon to help drum up votes.