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February 15th, 2011
09:47 PM ET

Iran's Brutal Crackdown: Join the Live Chat

Tonight a 360° exclusive. You'll hear from a protester in Iran who's risking her life to speak out. The Iranian government is cracking down on the demonstrations following Egypt's uprising. That's after they praised the people of Egypt. We're Keeping Them Honest. Plus, will Mississippi's governor denounce attempts to honor a KKK leader?

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)


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soundoff (278 Responses)
  1. Emily

    I'm glad that you are allowing 'Sarah' to speak out, Anderson! More people like her have to let their voices be heard without fear of reprisal.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  2. Hussain

    Whats the difference between the US stand on the Egypt protests and Ahmedinajads stand on the protesters in Iran?

    February 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  3. CAROLYNJ

    they are muslims with different beliefs... did'nt messengers.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  4. Jo Ann, Ohio

    It is obvious that the first thing the Iranian government would shut down would be the Internet. The protesters will have to use the techniques of the past in order to organize. A great disadvantage, but not impossible.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  5. Linda Johnson

    It's hard to speak out for or against other peoples right to protest – especially with the way we, ourselves as a nation, handle protesters.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  6. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Sara is a very brave girl to speak out like this, good for her

    February 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  7. Sue from Syracuse

    Sara is very impressive. Reminds me of El-Katanya (?) from Egypt who you interviewed a couple of days ago Anderson.. she was awesome! These women are impressive.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  8. Carolyn

    Oh, my... Sara... be strong!!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  9. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    My heart goes out to (Sara)....... She is really brave to speak to Anderson.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  10. Janis

    President Obama did say that the only assistance we could give, besides watch as part of humanitarian witnesses in my opinion, is to give moral support. We hear their stories.

    What world organization can stop crimes against humanity?

    February 15, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  11. lisal -canada

    each of these countries are so different

    February 15, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  12. Sue from Syracuse

    I am noticing that in all middle eastern countries in recent years, women (whether or not in burqah) are being vocal in politics. This is a GREAT development.
    Women's participation is absolutely essential to democracy.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  13. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. Terrible about the brutality in Iran. Even though they want to hide their violence from the world, we can see it. I'm glad the President spoke out about them.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  14. Nina

    Sara is very brave

    February 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  15. Emily

    I wonder if the Iranian regime would listen to Obama if he vehemently condemned them? Do you think that they have more 'respect' for him?

    February 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  16. Sue R. Canton MI.

    I think that the protesters in Iran are in so much more danger then the protesters in Egypt. Its going to take a huge amount of the population to get their message to the Iranian regime that they no longer will accept a government thats run by dictators.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  17. Jennifer - Michigan

    The world is changing...kind of scary. Hopefully, peace will prevail.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  18. Nina

    Interesting how Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can support Egypt but at the same time when it happens in his country, he wants to cut all communication. He knows the protection of the protesters is the "eyes of the world"

    February 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  19. Carolyn

    Anderson... the woman (Sara) who is speeching about Iran is very brave and her voice is so needed right now... God Bless This Woman!!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  20. CAROLYNJ

    hello. andersoon...360 staff.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  21. Sue from Syracuse

    Iran pictures are scary. I feel for their safety.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  22. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Oh boy!!! I don't watch that taped someone shot everywhere in Iran!!!!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  23. Jo Ann, Ohio

    As I said last night. Ahmadinejad only encouraged the Egyptian protests because he believed it would free Egypt from U.S. and Israeli influence.

    His own words to the Egyptians may have fueled the protests in Iran this week.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  24. douglas hamilton

    Obama,after getting a negative rating for Egypt,came out strong against Iran.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  25. Janis

    Hello 360 and fellow bloggers. Violence is so much a part of the culture in the middle east. I really did hope change could be a peaceful process. Patience is hard to come by in that type of atmosphere. I feel for the people who want change and put their lives on the line for it.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  26. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I hope Iran gets the peace and freedom they desire

    February 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  27. Carolyn

    Anderson... Revolution to Evolution in the Middle East... I sure hope so.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  28. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    What would you expect from the President of Iran, total HYpocricy (sp?).

    I truly, truly hope that the Iranian demonstrators break through the gov. of Iran and obtain freedom (& capture the extremists and punish them).

    February 15, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  29. Sue from Syracuse

    Democracy is the birthright of people with brain and heart. Anything else is slavery.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  30. Kenya

    Iran's time will come.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  31. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    That's right in some one's else backyard that applies!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  32. Emily

    Who can a group of civilized people be so barbaric?

    February 15, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  33. Sue from Syracuse

    Iranians, Be sure to keep it peaceful. Dont give any reason for the Regime to target you.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  34. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Why hasn't President Obama forcefully condemned the Iranian regime?

    February 15, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  35. Sandara

    The Iranian parliament in that clip looked more like an old fraternity union riving memories of the good old days than anything else.

    Stuck In The Past

    February 15, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  36. Heather - Spokane, WA

    What is really sad is I can see our government coming to that type of craziness to where our representatives are chanting something like that. With what has been the attitudes of some of them, I would not be surprised if it came to that

    February 15, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  37. Christopher Quesenberry

    Rock on Anderson. I'm looking forward to the piece on Mississippi.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  38. Carolyn

    The winds of change are indeed blowing across the Middle East... the world is changing... absolutely!!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Lori

    Hello Anderson! Hello Everyone! Good evening.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  40. Sue from Syracuse

    Iranians, Cheers! Go for it, folks!!!!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Sue from Syracuse

    Hello Anderson, Good Evening to you... and all of you fellow bloggers. 🙂

    February 15, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nicole, Nancy, Gloria, Starr, Nina, & Bloggers.
    That was really something to see that clip of the Iranian government!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson & Team 360.

    Hello, Nancy, Nichole, Megan, Emily, JoAnn, Mike, Casey, Samantha, Nina, Sharon, Heather,...everyone.

    Looking forward to Anderson's discussion with a young Iranian about the "revolution" in Iran.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! Sounds like some interesting reports tonight. I'm looking forward to your interview with the Iranian protester.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  45. douglas hamilton

    I believe Iran dictator is willing to use nukes to stay in power.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Chi, Jana, Karyn, others and my friend Facebook/Twitter Bloggers!!!!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Good evening everyone.
    Looking forward to the show tonight.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Jennifer - Michigan

    Hello – Good evening.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Evening Anderson and everyone

    February 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
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