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Doomed to rely on the mask? debt


Doomed to rely on the mask? debt

On November 15, 1977, several thousand Iranian students assembled before the White House to protest a visit by the Shah of Iran. The protesters wore rudimentary masks: paper bags with holes cut for the eyes, nose and mouth. They did so mainly to protect their identities and avoid retribution for themselves and their families. Student informants for the SAVAK, then Iran’s intelligence agency, were known to conduct surveillance on Iranian students abroad.

By IRPP, Canada

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