the down side: More than 200 protesters were arrested.
fight to a draw: The grounds of Tehran University were surrounded, isolated and even enshrouded by a "wall" of hanging cloth to prevent photography of what happened during the (allowed) Student Day protest. So the freelancers took pictures of the police and militia thugs...
the up side: With no actual call for protests by any of the main "Green Movement" political figures, demonstrations broke out in a wide number of places.
The turnout in Monday's protests — fueled by students marching by the thousands on more than a dozen campuses around the country — showed that months of arrests and government intimidation had failed to stamp out the movement.That is what is needed to keep the cause alive; that it continue to be widespread.