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Iran: More than 200 arrested in student protests

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posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 08:16 AM
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Iran: More than 200 arrested in student protests


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Iran threatened tougher action against protesters Tuesday after more than 200 were arrested during marches by tens of thousands at universities across the country, the biggest anti-government rallies in months.

The warning suggested that Monday's unrest raised authorities' concern that the protest movement could pick up new steam. The protests Monday turned into fierce clashes between youths throwing stones and riot police and militiamen wielding batons and tear gas.
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posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 08:16 AM
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there was a new boldness among demonstrators, who more openly broke the biggest taboo in Iran — burning pictures of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and chanting slogans against him.

Hard-line clerics and commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guard have called for the arrest of Mousavi, accusing him of sparking protests and conspiring against Iran's clerical leadership. Arresting Mousavi or other top opposition leaders would be a major escalation, likely to spark greater turmoil

More than 100 politicians, activists and protesters have been put on a mass trial before the Revolutionary Court, accused of being part of a foreign-backed plot to overthrow the Islamic Republic. Five have been sentenced to death and 80 others to prison terms up to 15 years. In recent weeks, more than 100 student leaders were arrested a. of Monday's demonstration, and several have been given heavy prison sentences.

Looks like things are about to get very nasty over there

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posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by DaddyBare
Hard-line clerics and commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guard have called for the arrest of Mousavi, accusing him of sparking protests and conspiring against Iran's clerical leadership. Arresting Mousavi or other top opposition leaders would be a major escalation, likely to spark greater turmoil



Well that's putting it mildly.

One would think that the "Revolutionary Guard " would understand when it's time to listen to the people.

No?



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 09:10 AM
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I was thinking if this gets any worse Iran's got some not so nice neighbours just itching for things to destabilize enough for them to rush in and take over....

I just hope NATO stays out of it... those people have been killing each other for hundreds of years now, they certainly dont need our help doing what comes naturally...



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 09:33 AM
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Revolutionary Guard puts down anti-Government protest.




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