By standing up to one of the most repressive governments in the world, and putting their own lives in danger they were an example to all humynity. The power of freedom rests on the will of people to fight for it. The Iranian people have shown they have that will.in reference to:
"The events that unfolded in Iran following the contested presidential election have transfixed the world. Much of the information that came out of (and into) the country traveled over social media services as a result of censorship and blocking of communications systems by the government."
- Yasamin Beitollahi: Iranian Protesters Should Be Time Magazine's "Persons of the Year 2009" (view on Google Sidewiki)