Iran's Green Movement

Dubbed the "Green Movement" after the symbol of opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the 2009 post-election protests became a symbol of unity for opponents of hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Claimed by many as the largest protests since the Iranian Revolution of 1978-1979, they were violently suppressed by security forces, who proceeded to purge the political scene of reform-oriented leaders.
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