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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Faculty of Tehran University resigns in protest of attacks on students, and demands resignation of the university president for failing to protect the student body: The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    From the BBC:

    The Associated Press and AFP news agencies reported that their photographers had witnessed security forces opening fire, killing one protester.

    AP said several others had been seriously wounded.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    From the BBC:

    The Associated Press and AFP news agencies reported that their photographers had witnessed security forces opening fire, killing one protester.

    AP said several others had been seriously wounded.
    Yes, the BBC has reported this. I understood it was one reporter killed and several people injured but I was walking through the room so may have heard it wrong.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    I apologize for spamming this, but I think it's important and don't want it to get lost on the bottom of the previous page and have nobody see it:

    A Facebook group has been created, with a blog coming up shortly. I would encourage everyone to join this group and invite anyone you know who supports this movement.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Did they just open fire at the masses?
    Are they THAT stupid to believe it will help their government?
    Apparently so. A person has died BBC reports, but that is all i know so far.

    They are probably trying to strike fear.

    Another thing Iran's elite should remember is that students played a key role in the last revolution lol


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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Wow, the Western media is really hyped up over this one. I know we hate Iran and all, but can we please cut the drama? A Facebook group? Give me a break.

    In Asian and Middle Eastern news, this is business as usual. I'm not saying I condone it, but are we really that shocked? The international community has done next to nothing to try and stop the rise of fascism in Iran after its original democracy was toppled.

    What's it going to take for a UN resolution to stick? A nuclear bomb going off?

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    They're firing on the crowd at the rally...... Here's from the liveblog at HuffPost: Iran Updates (VIDEO): Live-Blogging The Uprising


    I'm liveblogging the latest Iran election fallout. Email me with any news or thoughts, and please Digg this post if you feel so inclined.

    1:52 PM ET -- Mousavi speaks at the rally. Also, if you haven't checked the slideshow on HuffPost frontpage, we've placed the same photos here.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV49nmWsrio&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Mousavi Addresses Crowd in Tehran[/ame]


    1:48 PM ET -- Activists launch hack attack on Iranian regime. Noah Shachtman at Wired has a very thorough overview.

    1:27 PM ET -- More violence. Reuters: "Shooting heard in three districts of Northern Tehran: residents"

    1:24 PM ET -- Photo. A photo allegedly of one of people shot at the rally. No confirmation on this.




    12:59 PM ET -- Reuters witness: "many wounded." "@Reuters: FLASH: Gunman fire on people at pro-Mousavi rally, one killed, many wounded -witness"

    12:53 PM ET -- More people shot? Emailer Walt sends a link to this site, which is claiming (in Farsi) that she saw half a dozen hit by gunfire. But I note it because she also includes new cell photos from the scene.

    shandiz - FriendFeed


    12:47 PM ET -- AP files. "TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- AP photographer sees pro-government militia fire at opposition protesters, killing at least 1."

    More from @persiankiwi: people are running in streets outside. There is panic in streets.people going ino houses to hide.

    12:44 PM ET -- At least one reported dead. ABC's Jim Sciutto: "sev reports of pro-govt militia firing on protesters, AP photog reports one protester dead"

    From emailer Susan: @kapanak: Eyewitness relative from North Tehran just got back to me. District One and Three are in total Chaos.

    12:43 PM ET -- Cracks in the armor. "A source tells us that least one state run media channel has shown pictures of the protests and announced that Mousavi would be at the rally, which indicates that some in the media are refusing marching orders."

    12:38 PM ET -- Nightfall. Posted some updates below without a new timestamp. But @persiankiwi sums up the mood:

    # We have heard what sounds like gunshots in distance. still have people on streets we have not heard from.

    # Bassej are out in force in darkness. this is when they operate best. Streets are dangerous now for young people.


    12:21 PM ET -- Gunfire at Azadi Square. Oh no.

    # URGENT -- People were seen running in panic after the gunfire but it is unclear if anyone has been shot. Details to come.4 minutes ago from BNO Headquarters

    # URGENT -- Iranian state TV says gunfire has erupted at the pro-Mousavi rally in Tehran where hundreds of thousands of people were protesting4 minutes ago from BNO Headquarters

    # BULLETIN -- GUNFIRE ERUPTS AT PRO-MOUSAVI RALLY IN TEHRAN, PEOPLE RUNNING.


    More: @abzole People are getting killed in Azadi Sq.

    @laraabcnews: Iranian State TV reports gun shots at Mousavi rally; AP photog sees govt militia fire at protesters #Iranelection

    Still collecting information on the shootings. But please read this excellent account of the rally by the New York Times:

    Hundreds of thousands of people marched in silence through central Tehran Monday to protest Iran's disputed presidential election, in an extraordinary but peaceful show of defiance that appeared to be the largest demonstration in Iran since the 1979 revolution.

    A broad river of people -- young and old, dressed in traditional Islamic gowns and the latest Western fashions -- marched slowly from Revolution Square to Freedom Square for more than three hours, many of them wearing the signature bright green ribbons of Mr. Moussavi's campaign, and holding up their hands in victory signs. When the occasional shout or chant went up, the crowd quickly hushed them, and some held up signs bearing the word "silence." [...]

    Mr. Moussavi attended the rally, addressing a sea of supporters from the roof of a car in his first public appearance since the disputed vote. "The vote of the people is more important than Moussavi or any other person," the Agence France-Presse quoted him as saying. "God willing, we will get back our rights."

    The protestors said they would continue, with another major rally planned for Tuesday. But it was too soon to tell whether Mr. Khamenei's decision to launch a probe, or the government's decision to let the silent rally proceed unmolested, would change the election results. Many in the crowd said they believed the government was simply buying time, and hoping the protests would dissipate -- as smaller protest movements have in 1999 and 2003.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Source: guardian.co.uk

    The scale of the fraud committed here is simply astounding.
    The crazy guy should gotta go as soon as possibly. And West must support irans opposition to stupid regime.


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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    He has called for calm, so an "investigation" can be held. When that "investigation" discovers no wrongdoing, the results will quietly be announced to a now-calm electorate. Iran has learned much about how to rig an election in a democracy, they must be watching the US.

    So your claiming the US has rigged elections?

    Thats ridiculous.
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