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Street Clashes ... Iranian Police overwhelmed by protesters[NEW VIDEO JUN 21]

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posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 12:46 PM
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New clashes reported in Iran
Posted: 11:25 AM ET
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — Security forces wielding clubs and firing weapons beat back demonstrators who flocked to a Tehran square Wednesday to continue protests, with one witness saying security forces beat people like “animals.”

At least two trusted sources described wild and violent conditions at a part of Tehran where protesters had planned to demonstrate.

“They were waiting for us,” the source said. “They all have guns and riot uniforms. It was like a mouse trap.”

“I see many people with broken arms, legs, heads — blood everywhere — pepper gas like war,” the source said.

Around “500 thugs” with clubs came out of a mosque and attacked people in the square, another source said.

The security forces were “”beating women madly” and “killing people like hell,” the source said.

“They beat up a woman so bad she was all bloody,” the source said in a description that underscores the growing and central role of women in the uprising.


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posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 12:58 PM
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So, where is CIA now to save the revolution it started?
All the support?

Iran will end up just like Chile did, with enormous terror unleashed over people.

I expect Hilary to go to Iran and tell Mr A that economic connections are far more important than human rights, just like she said previously in China (after Tibetan uprising).



[edit on 24-6-2009 by DangerDeath]



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 05:31 PM
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Originally posted by DangerDeath
So, where is CIA now to save the revolution it started?
All the support?

Iran will end up just like Chile did, with enormous terror unleashed over people.

I expect Hilary to go to Iran and tell Mr A that economic connections are far more important than human rights, just like she said previously in China (after Tibetan uprising).
[edit on 24-6-2009 by DangerDeath]


You don't think the people in Iran are capable of doing this themselves?

I'm curious to know why you think they wouldn't be capable of protesting in the streets, unarmed without the help of the CIA.

Thanks.

[edit on 24-6-2009 by Electro38]



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 06:38 PM
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Well, in case the oppression gets very violent, as is suggested in the above report from CNN, what are unarmed and disorganized people going to do?



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 06:45 PM
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Originally posted by DangerDeath
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Well, in case the oppression gets very violent, as is suggested in the above report from CNN, what are unarmed and disorganized people going to do?



No, I know they would be screwed. But I was just wondering why you think the CIA started this.

You don't believe the Iranian people are capable of having started it by themselves?

If not, then why do you think that. (Why do you think they are incapable of starting a revolution by themselves?) Just curious.

Thanks.



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 07:38 PM
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No, I know they would be screwed. But I was just wondering why you think the CIA started this.


I'm sorry, you misunderstood my "tone".
I was asking "those" who insisted that this was all organized by CIA.
Not my claim.



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 07:57 PM
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Originally posted by DangerDeath
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No, I know they would be screwed. But I was just wondering why you think the CIA started this.


I'm sorry, you misunderstood my "tone".
I was asking "those" who insisted that this was all organized by CIA.
Not my claim.


Oh, sorry.

It would be interesting to hear from someone who believes this is a CIA thing. Kind of insulting to the Iranians, but it could be true.

I personally doubt it unless the CIA has wanted to undermine Obama, I mean really mess things up for him. He was supposed to have some Iranian ambassadors over for BBQ on the 4th. They're not gonna go now.



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 02:28 PM
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Thousands protest in Iran, defying crackdown vow


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Thousands of protesters streamed down avenues of the capital Thursday, chanting "death to the dictator" and defying security forces who fired tear gas and charged with batons, witnesses said. The first opposition foray into the streets in 11 days aimed to revive mass demonstrations that were crushed in Iran's postelection turmoil.
Iranian authorities had promised tough action to prevent the marches, which supporters of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi have been planning for days in Internet messages. Heavy police forces deployed at key points in the city ahead of the marches, and Tehran's governor vowed to "smash" anyone who heeded the demonstration calls.


In some places, police struck hard. Security forces chased after protesters, beating them with clubs on Valiasr Street, Tehran's biggest north-south avenue, witnesses said.

Women in headscarves and young men dashed away, rubbing their eyes as police fired tear gas, in footage aired on state-run Press TV. In a photo from Thursday's events in Tehran obtained by The Associated Press outside Iran, a woman with her black headscarf looped over her face raised a fist in front of a garbage bin that had been set on fire.

But the clampdown was not total. At Tehran University, a line of police blocked a crowd from reaching the gates of the campus, but then did not move to disperse them as the protesters chanted "Mir Hossein" and "death to the dictator" and waved their hands in the air, witnesses said. The crowd grew to nearly 1,000 people, the witnesses said.

"Police, protect us," some of the demonstrators chanted, asking the forces not to move The protesters appeared to reach several thousand, but their full numbers were difficult to determine, since marches took place in several parts of the city at once and mingled with passers-by. There was no immediate word on arrests or injuries.

It did not compare to the hundreds of thousands who joined the marches that erupted after the June 12 presidential election, protesting what the opposition said were fraudulent results. But it was a show of determination despite a crackdown that has cowed protesters for nearly two weeks.

Onlookers and pedestrians often gave their support. In side streets near the university, police were chasing young activists, and when they caught one, passers-by chanted "let him go, let him go," until the policemen released him. Elsewhere, residents let fleeing demonstrators slip into their homes to elude police, witnesses said.

All witnesses spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of government reprisals. Iranian authorities have imposed restrictions that ban reporters from leaving their offices to cover demonstrations.

Many of the marchers were young men and women, some wearing green surgical masks, the color of Mousavi's movement, but older people joined them in some places. Vehicles caught in traffic honked their horns in support of the marchers, witnesses said. Police were seen with a pile of license plates, apparently pried off honking cars in order to investigate the drivers later, the witnesses said.

Soon after the confrontations began, mobile phone service was cut off in central Tehran, a step that was also taken during the height of the postelection protests to cut off communications. Mobile phone messaging has been off for the past three days, apparently to disrupt attempts at planning.

The calls for a new march have been circulating for days on social networking Web sites and pro-opposition Web sites. Opposition supporters planned the marches to coincide with the anniversary Thursday of a 1999 attack by Basij on a Tehran University dorm to stop protests in which one student was killed.

Demonstrators dispersed by nightfall. But after sunset, shouts of "death to the dictator" could be heard from rooftops around the city—a half-hour nightly ritual by Mousavi supporters that has continued even since the previous crackdown.

Mousavi and his pro-reform supporters say he won the election, which official results showed as a landslide victory for incumbent hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Days of massive demonstrations erupted, until supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared the results valid and warned that unrest would not be tolerated.

In that followed, at least 20 protesters and 7 Basijis were killed, according to police.

Police have said 1,000 people were arrested and that most have since been released. But prosecutor-general Qorban-Ali Dorri Najafabadi said Wednesday that 2,500 people were arrested and that 500 of them could face trial, the state-run English language news network Press TV quoted. The remainder, he said, have been released.

Arrests have continued over the past week, with police rounding up dozens of activists, journalists and bloggers.

In the latest detentions, a prominent human rights lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah was taken away by security forces from his office Wednesday along with his daughter and three other members of his staff, the pro-opposition news Web site Norouz reported. A former deputy commerce minister in a previous pro-reform government, Feizollah Arab-Sorkhi, was also arrested at his Tehran home, the site reported.

A large number of top figures in Iran's reform movement, including a former vice president and former Cabinet members, have been held for weeks since the election.

Iranian authorities have depicted the postelection turmoil as instigated by enemy nations aiming to thwart Ahmadinejad's re-election, and officials say some of those detained confessed to fomenting the unrest. Opposition supporters say the confessions were forced under duress.

Ahead of the protests, Tehran's governor Morteza Tamaddon accused "foreign counterrevolutionary networks" of plotting new marches. "If some individuals plan to carry out any anti-security actions by listening to (protest) calls ... they will be smashed under the feet of our aware people," he said late Wednesday, according to the state news agency IRNA.
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posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 02:31 PM
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posted on Jul, 18 2009 @ 02:26 PM
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Hundreds may have died in Iranian clashes after poll, say human rights campaignersWoman claims to have seen piles of corpses, as tension rises in Tehran over Rafsanjani speech


Hundreds more people may have died in Iran's post-election unrest than the authorities have admitted, amid allegations that the death toll has been obscured by hiding victims' bodies in secret morgues.

Human rights campaigners say anecdotal evidence suggests the number of demonstrators killed in clashes with government forces after last month's poll was far higher than the official death toll of 20 and may amount to a "massacre".

Suspicions have been fuelled after one woman described seeing corpses piled on top of each other in a refrigeration depot while searching for a missing relative. Another woman was shown pictures of between 50 and 60 people, all said to have died, while searching for her son.



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