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Clashes reported at Iranian rally

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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 03:20 AM

Clashes reported at Iranian rally

Police have clashed with opposition supporters during a rally in the Iranian capital, Tehran, reports say.

Police used tear gas as demonstrators chanted "death to dictators", the reports quoted witnesses as saying.

Unconfirmed reports circulating in Tehran said police had also fired on opposition supporters.

Reformist leaders had urged their supporters to attend peaceful rallies to mark 30 years since the seizure of the US embassy in Iran.
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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 03:20 AM
Well it apparently is starting to heat up again. 30 Years after the US/Hostage deal a group of protesters rallied in front of the old US embassy. But a counter protest group disrupted the occasion.

They marched in opposition of their Government not in support of the US. Iran's Revolutionary Guards had previously warned opposition groups not to stage demonstrations on Wednesday
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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 03:27 AM

'People's protest'

Mir Hossein Mousavi, who was Ahmadinejad's main rival in the election, suggested in a statement on his website that a protest rally would be held.

"The 13th of Aban is ... a rendezvous so we can remember anew that among us it is the people who are the leaders," he said, referring to the Iranian date for the capture of the US embassy.

The opposition protesters were expected to head for the Russian embassy later on Wednesday.

"Many people, rightly or wrongly thought China and Russia were behind what happened with President Ahmadinejad, what happened in the election," Baqer Moin, an Iranian author and journalist, said.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 03:47 AM
Do The Allies provide active support for these opponents to Ahmadinejad in the hope that they overthrow him and then hopefully have a more concilliatory government who would be willing to negotiate and work together or allow events take their natural course with the likely scenario that the opposition will be defeated and Ahmadinajad's control increased?

Obvioulsy the correct moral stance is to allow events inside another nation state to take their own course however, it support could enable a more stable middle east and all the benefits that would go with that.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 04:13 AM
reply to post by Freeborn

The clashes came on a day of extraordinary tension across Iran. For weeks, hard-liners have been warning the opposition not to take advantage of the occasion for anti-government protests, and in recent days there have been fresh threats from the police, the Revolutionary Guard, and prosecutors. No rallies would be permitted except the state-sanctioned ones outside the old embassy and anyone chanting anything except “death to America” would be arrested.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 05:15 AM
#iranelection is the 2nd top trending topic on Twitter this morning.

Here is some video of today's unrest:

[edit on 4-11-2009 by mattpryor]

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 05:56 AM
Some messages appearing on Twitter suggest things are turning nasty:

@cheshmsabz 11:10:Few Helicopters are petroling Tehran's skies. The shooting is still being heard.They are using Aljavad mosque.

More footage here:

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 06:01 AM
Scenes from Tehran University:

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 10:57 AM
reply to post by mattpryor

I saw that.

Here is the latest

Protests flare in Iran's capital as demonstrators, security forces clash

Reporting from Tehran and Beirut - Large stretches of the Iranian capital erupted in chaos and violence today as antigovernment protesters and security forces clashed on the 30th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy by radical students.

Amateur videotape also purported to show small, boisterous demonstrations in the Caspian Sea city of Rasht, the southwestern city of Ahvaz and the eastern city of Mashhad.

[edit on 4-11-2009 by SLAYER69]

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 11:01 AM

Obama, Obama, are you with us or with them (Video)

+ 4 other videos...
Planet Iran

Pictures from Mousavi's FB (if it's really him?)


[edit on 4-11-2009 by LadySkadi]

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 11:02 AM
reply to post by SLAYER69

Noticed how all MSM outlets print pretty much the same articles word for word? Lazy, incompetent, sensationalist fear mongers!!

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 11:11 AM
reply to post by mattpryor

Well at the moment it's all they have. I wouldn't exactly call it fear mongering, More like lack of information. Iran isn't exactly the most open society.

Especially if they are jailing people for various activities.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 11:13 AM
reply to post by LadySkadi

Now that's definitely is a CIA Mossad plot.
All those people are brainwashed by the west for sure.

[edit on 4-11-2009 by SLAYER69]

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 11:17 AM

Supporters of opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi in running battles with police in Tehran.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 11:25 AM

Originally posted by LadySkadi

Obama, Obama, are you with us or with them (Video)

White House monitoring crackdown in Iran

Thousands of people gathered outside the former embassy, waving anti-American banners and signs praising the Islamic Revolution.

Simultaneous anti-government marches were stormed by Iranian security forces using batons and tear gas, witnesses and state media reported.

Obama praised opposition protesters who have taken to the streets to speak up for change. "The American people have great respect for the people of Iran and their rich history," Obama said. "The world continues to bear witness to their powerful calls for justice and their courageous pursuit of universal rights."

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 11:45 AM

Embassy 'mistake'

Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, a senior Iranian religious leader, said on Wednesday that the capture of the US embassy was a mistake.

"The occupation of the American embassy at the start had the support of Iranian revolutionaries and the late Imam Khomeini [Iran's former supreme leader] and I supported it too," he said in a statement posted on his website.

"But considering the negative repercussions and the high sensitivity which was created among the American people and which still exists, it was not the right thing to do."

[edit on 4-11-2009 by SLAYER69]

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 11:51 AM
reply to post by SLAYER69

Blimey, that's big news!

Will this new conciliatory attitude be backed up by stopping the organised anti-US rallies, the hateful rhetoric, the p(r)oxy wars etc? I doubt it, but I live in hope.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 12:04 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69

Very interestign I wonder what is really going on over there?

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 12:07 PM
reply to post by mattpryor

I found this it's a time line of the most recent events thus far. Pretty interesting if you ask me.

June 13 - Authorities say that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the incumbent, has won the election with nearly 63 per cent of vote. Mir Hossein Mousavi, who polled 34 per cent of the vote, describes the result a "dangerous charade" and thousands of protesters clash with police.

June 14 - Mousavi asks the powerful Guardian Council, which has the power of veto over government legislation and can bar candidates from elections, to annul the results.

June 15 - At least seven people are killed during a march by Mousavi supporters in Tehran, state media says. Protests break out in other cities.

June 16 - Thousands of pro-Mousavi demonstrators march in northern Tehran. Authorities ban foreign journalists from leaving their offices to cover the street protests.

June 19 - Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, says that the protest leaders will be held responsible for any bloodshed if demonstrations over election continue. He says Ahmadinejad won the polls fairly by 11 million votes.

June 20 - Riot police are deployed to disperse groups of several hundred Iranians who have gathered across Tehran.

A suicide bomber blows himself up near the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the 1979 Islamic revolution, in Tehran, Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency reports.

State television says 450 people are detained during clashes in the capital in which 10 people are killed, including Neda Agha-Soltan. Graphic footage of her death is seen around the world on the internet and she becomes a symbol of the opposition movement.

June 23 - Guardian Council again rules out annulment of the poll, saying there have been no major irregularities. Riot police and Basij militia in Tehran prevent planned protests.

Barack Obama, the US president, says the United States is "appalled and outraged" by Iran's crackdown on opposition supporters.

Britain expels two Iranian diplomats after two of its own are expelled from Iran.

June 26 - Ahmad Khatami, a member of the Assembly of Experts, an elected body which appoints and monitors the performance of the supreme leader, calls for the execution of leading "rioters".

June 28 - Authorities detain several local British embassy staff for alleged involvement in the unrest. Britain calls the arrests "harassment and intimidation" and demands their release.

July 17 - Clashes erupt between police and opposition protesters for the first time in weeks in Tehran after Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president, declares that Iran is in crisis.

July 20 - Mohammad Khatami, another former president, calls for a referendum on the legitimacy of the government.

July 30 - Clashes erupt after hundreds of Mousavi supporters gather to mourn Neda Agha-Soltan at the Behesht-e Zahra cemetery. Hundreds of police fire teargas to disperse protesters from nearby streets.

August 1 - Iran puts a number of prominent individuals on trial charged with trying to overthrow the religious establishment.

August 3 - Khamenei formally approves the second term presidency of Ahmadinejad.

August 5 - Ahmadinejad is sworn in by parliament.

August 8 - A court charges a French woman, two Iranians working for the British and French embassies in Tehran and dozens of others with spying and aiding a Western plot to overthrow the system of religious rule.

August 25 - A prosecutor demands "maximum punishment" for Saeed Hajjarian, a senior reformist activist, accused of acting against national security.

September 3 - Parliament approves most of Ahmadinejad's cabinet.

September 9 - Mousavi says on a website the detention of Alireza Hosseini Beheshti and Morteza Alviri, two senior reformists, was a "sign of more horrendous events to come".

September 11 - The Etemad-e Melli website says Mohammad Ozlati-Moghaddam, a member of Mousavi's campaign headquarters staff ahead of the election, has been detained.

October 18 - Mousavi pledges to press ahead with efforts to change Iran despite a crackdown on protests, his website reports.

October 28 - Khamenei says it is a crime to cast doubt on the June election, which the opposition says was rigged.

November 4 - Police clash with Mousavi supporters in Tehran on the 30th anniversary of the storming of the US.

Also recently in the news.

Top Iranian commanders assassinated

Several top commanders in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard have been killed in a suicide bombing in the volatile south-east of the country.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which was condemned by Iran's Parliamentary Speaker.

[edit on 4-11-2009 by SLAYER69]

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 12:12 PM
Students are the same in any country

Mountain-mole hill,but the BBC seem fit to have anyone on the radio these days who has a persian accent and a twitter account

I wonder if the death to the USA crowd,are now chanting death to the UK

Who is organising these students?It aint right,with what our two countries have done to the middle east why would they side with us war mongers and butchers?In the shadows their strings are being pulled by western agencies

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