Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
BBC NEWS | Middle East | Crowds join Ahmadinejad victory rallyCrowds join Ahmadinejad victory rally
Tens of thousands of people have joined a rally in central Tehran to celebrate the re-election of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Crowds thronged the main thoroughfare, Vali Asr street, waving Iranian flags and chanting in jubilation.
Unless something changes I'm pretty confident most of the rioting was minor and hyped to extremes by various media outlets and will lead to nothing but some bad times for some of those who took part.
" It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government " (Thomas Paine)
According to this link, which, admittedly, should be taken with a grain of salt, the Mullahs have brought in Hamas Arabs for law enforcement purposes because many Iranian policemen are refusing to arrest protesters.
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The BBC does not think the disquiet is minor certainly not in Tehran. Our other reporter says it is very large and growing. That does not mean rioting or any kind of violence but protest.
It is difficult to know how to feel about this because there is of course the danger that it might start getting met with bullets.
If someone was killed our reporter thought that might really set people off.
They are not happy. He feels there is a momentum and it is growing.
Lots of violence and suppression of all media and communication outlets. It seems to be getting more violent.
Much more about the suppression of communications here:The physical mustering of tens of thousands of fervent supporters from Mr Ahmadinejad’s core base among the poor, along with a massive uniformed and plainclothes security operation, was designed to intimidate. And it was not just their presence that the regime was using to quell dissent as it turned to electronic jamming and censorship to suppress attempts to publicise protests that were raging barely a mile from the presidential office, where Mr Ahmadinejad gave a surreal, Orwellian press conference.
All weekend, late into the night, squads of 30 or 40 riot police tore round the capital on motorbikes, roaring along pavements when the roads were blocked, and waded into crowds of chanting Mousavi supporters with their batons. Others charged up streets on foot, or rode around in black Toyota Land Cruisers. They used teargas, rubber bullets and stun grenades, and by Saturday night they had been joined by marauding bands of basiji — volunteer paramilitaries — waving the national flag and chanting Ahmadinejad slogans.
Nobody was spared. The Times witnessed an old woman in a long black chador being beaten in a doorway after she hurled insults at the police, a teacher clubbed to the ground by a basij as he tried to protect his demonstrating students and countless protesters carried away with blood streaming from their wounds.
Iranian President Ahmadinejad celebrates win with show of brutality - Times Online
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