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'Turn On Your Appliances Tonight'

Members of Iran’s green movement are calling on Iranians to plug in as many electrical devices as possible including their irons and hairdryers tonight at 9.00 p.m. Tehran time in order to overload the power grid and create a nationwide blackout.

The plan is part of a wider civil disobedience campaign by the opposition.

Organizers say that plugging in electrical devices for about four minutes tonight will show “the dictators” the people's unity and will increase “the nation’s self-confidence."

They also say that the protest will be bloodless, no one will be arrested, and it will be as powerful as a nighttime demonstration with the participation of millions of people.

-- Golnaz Esfandiari