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I think the people of Iran would take offense to being lumped in with the Middle East.
They are not an arab country, but Persian.
AP, Tehran, Iran , 15 February 2011 — Clashes between Iranian police and tens of thousands of protesters wracked central Tehran on Monday killing one person, as opposition supporters tried to evoke the spirit of Egypt’s recent popular uprising.
Hundreds of riot police officers in Iran beat protesters and fired tear gas Monday to contain the most significant street protests since the end of the 2009 uprising there, as security forces around the region moved — sometimes brutally — to prevent new unrest in sympathy with the opposition victory in Egypt. The size of the protests in Iran was unclear. Witness accounts and news reports from inside the country suggested that perhaps 20,000 to 30,000 demonstrators in several cities defied strong warnings and took to the streets.
How ridiculous is it tht there r major protests and stuff going on while local TV/Radio r pretending tht nothings happening
Originally posted by Ellen15
Just a reminder:
Western Riot Police in the west use tear gas on westerners who protest aswell
Western Riot Police in the west beat westerners who protest aswell
Anti G20, WTO, war protests etc etc
One university professor and at least 10 students has been arrested today at Art uni
Fear, the human reaction to danger, has a significant impact. In fact, fear is what keeps us from defeating the regime.
“Death to Dictator” and “Viva Republic” chants in Tehran’s Imam Hossein Square
Ahmadinejad vows to punish protest organisers
Protests spread in Tehran University as well as many other parts of the capital
Reports about Gun fire and Tear gas attack at Art University of Tehran
Police Brutally Beating and Arresting People who try to gather near Vali Aasr Junc
Iran's Islamic Propagation Coordination Council calls for Friday rally to show 'hatred' of 'seditious, hypocritical' opposition
Urgent "LIVE From Honar University TEHRAN: " Trapped in KARBORDI HALL, Armed BASIJIS Are Beating us, Plz Help ! "
Fresh clashes have erupted in Tehran during the funeral of a student killed in anti-government protests on Monday, Iranian state television says. Rival groups of pro- and anti-government protesters both claim the dead man as one of their supporters.
Personally speaking, I think this is one of the few occasions where it seems like a decent use of taxpayers dolars. At least its a step back in the right direction of stnading for freedom.
Video of a protest in Kurdistan (Northern Iraq). Protesters pelt the Kurdish ruling party's headquarters, chanting slogans demanding more work and the resignation of the government. Police open fire, reportedly killing 10 and wounding 42.