IRAN

Operation Tehran blackout, take two

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Sara, one of our Observers in Iran, explained to us a few weeks ago how Mahmoud Ahmadinejad opponents tried to create an enormous power cut during one of his televised speeches. Last night they tried again, armed with hair dryers and irons.

Video by Sara and her brother.

Sara (not her real name) is a student in Tehran.

At exactly the same time we all plug in our most electricity guzzling household appliances: hair strengtheners, irons, hair dryers etc. By doing this we were aiming to overload Tehran's surrounding power stations one by one.

It didn't work in my district last night [Tuesday 21 July]. But I know that there was a power cut in the capital and in towns outside the city."