Iran Mobilizes to Stifle Opposition Protests(will shut down internet and gmail)

online.wsj

BEIRUT—Iranian authorities deployed in force across Tehran Wednesday to conduct last-minute security sweeps and warn residents to refrain from joining antigovernment protests planned for Thursday.

The government typically orchestrates large, carnival-like rallies and demonstrations to mark the anniversary of the Islamic Republic. For this year's events on Feb. 11, the day marking the culmination of the annual celebrations, opposition leaders have called for protesters to demonstrate against the regime. That has set the stage for clashes between authorities and demonstrators, who have taken to the streets repeatedly to protest the outcome of presidential elections in June.

Now what are they planning to hide..
Iranians have reported widespread service disruptions to Internet and text messaging services, though mobile phones appeared to be operating normally Wednesday.

Iran's telecommunications agency announced what it described as a permanent suspension of Google Inc.'s email services, saying instead that a national email service for Iranian citizens would soon be rolled out. It wasn't clear late Wednesday what effect the order had on Google's email services in Iran.

Google didn't have an immediate comment about the announcement.

We shall see...

Posted by: Newbie at 02:16 PM

Comments






Processing 0.0, elapsed 0.0039 seconds.
13 queries taking 0.0031 seconds, 7 records returned.
Page size 5 kb.
Powered by Minx 0.7 alpha.