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Iranian Revolution - Martial law was declared in Isfahan

Time: Thursday Aug 10, 1978

Place: Isfahan, Iran

Details: A series of escalating protests broke out in major cities, and deadly riots broke out in Isfahan where protesters fought for the release of Ayatollah Jalaluddin Taheri. Martial law was declared in the city on 11 August as symbols of Western culture and government buildings were burned, and a bus full of American workers was bombed. Due to his failure to stop the protests, Prime Minister Amuzegar offered his resignation.



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