You don’t think the days and days of reformers waving portraits around in front of cameras hasn’t informed the behavior of this hard liner during Khamenei’s talk/warning today? And then, he’s also driving home where the power lies with the gaze.
The photo is distinctive for other obvious reasons, particular the lack of women (as compared to the scenes from the street this week) and the utter severity. Because it’s a screen grab and more monochromatic, it’s hard to read color, but I did get a little kick out of that guy second row, next-to-the-far right in the stripes.
Made me wonder when Khamenei actually ban all wearing of green.
(image: Reuters. caption: Note: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran. A man holds photographs of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomenei, the father of the 1979 Islamic revolution, as he and others listen to Khamenei’s Friday prayer sermon at Tehran University in this video grab June 19, 2009. Khamenei appealed for calm on Friday and attacked “enemies” questioning the result of a presidential vote that has sparked the biggest street protests in the Islamic Republic’s history)