The numbers of opposition supporters at yesterday’s rally in Iran were not as high as expected. In fact, those who were on the side of the government seemed to have greatly outnumbered those who were against.
However this does not mean that the campaign of opposition is over. Far from it. Although many Iranian government supporters and the media proclaimed yesterday as a success, in fact, the opposite is true. Yesterday showed how desperate and concerned the hardliners in Tehran have become about the supporters of the green movement.
An obvious sign of their concern was the extensive preparations to ensure that the opposition was unable to organize rallies.