40 YEARS AGO: Iran Part Two

Two months before being evacuated from Iran, the tipping point occurred on Ashura (عاشوراء). (see below) Nine days earlier on December 2nd, two million people flooded Tehran’s Shahyad Square calling for the overthrow of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and the return of Khomeini. By the day of Ashura1978, two million people had grown to nearly nine million. About 10% of Iran’s population now demanded the Shah step down. Though this turning point was not unexpected, we lived without access to the news. Three months earlier on what became known as Read More …