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Iranian Cops Attack 3,000 Protesters

From an irate (at the protesters) Associated Press:

New clashes in Iran as standoff worsens with West

By William J. Kole, Associated Press Writer

Several thousand protesters — some chanting "Where is my vote?" — clashed with riot police in Tehran on Sunday as Iran detained local employees of the British Embassy, escalating the regime’s standoff with the West and earning it a stinging rebuke from the European Union.

Witnesses said riot police used tear gas and clubs to break up a crowd of up to 3,000 protesters who had gathered near north Tehran’s Ghoba Mosque in the country’s first major post-election unrest in four days.

Some described scenes of brutality, telling The Associated Press that some protesters suffered broken bones and alleging that police beat an elderly woman, prompting a screaming match with young demonstrators who then fought back.

The reports could not be independently verified because of tight restrictions imposed on journalists in Iran…

Sunday’s clashes erupted at a rally that had been planned to coincide with a memorial held each year for Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, who came to be considered a martyr in the Islamic Republic after he was killed in a major anti-regime bombing in 1981.

Witnesses said the protesters also chanted, "Ya Hussein, Mir Hossein," linking Mousavi’s first name with a highly revered Shiite saint, Imam Hussein — the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and a symbol of personal sacrifice for a cause. Later, after the situation calmed, police set up patrols and cordons.

It was Iran’s first election-related unrest since Wednesday, when a small group of rock-throwing protesters who had gathered near parliament was quickly overwhelmed by police forces using tear gas and clubs…

It still isn’t over.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, June 28th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Iranian Cops Attack 3,000 Protesters”

  1. MinnesotaRush says:

    God Bless and Grace the freedom fighters!

  2. canary says:

    Obama’s too busy meddling in Israel’s defending themselves against rockets and suicide bombers. Obama’s too busy telling Israel to surrender. Obama’s probably to busy trying go to Michael Jackson memorial. I’ll bet they’ll have some stupid global candle-light thing for MJ, when the world should hold one
    for Iran.

  3. ThreeBus says:

    Study this well. It will be us in 2012 when ACORN or COI
    (whatever they are calling themselves) changes all our
    votes for Obamas second term.

    • Lurkin_no_mo says:

      I agree, B3. The question is what can we do about it? Time to take back our country, but with ACORN running their fake votes I fear we’ve seen our last free elections for a long, long time.
      Hand writing was on the wall in Florida 4 1/2 years ago.

    • ThreeBus says:

      Hello no lurkin:

      In any situation like this, bring your enemies closer of course.
      As we have seen with the traitor 8 in the cap n tax, dems have been doing this for years.

  4. GnuCarSmell says:

    The Iranian people were at a crossroads, deciding between a continued Islamic state of repression and democratic reform. When it might have made a difference, Obama went AWOL. (In Illinois, this is called “voting present”).

    After it was too late to make a difference, Obama declares he was “appalled”. Way too little, way too late.

    Iran’s terror regime has to love this guy.

  5. Chuckk says:

    The EU issued a “stinging rebuke” and Obama is “concerned” I’m sure the thugs running Iran had a good laugh about both.

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