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Fresh footage from the Iranian capital Tehran showing that protests are continuing against the result of the recent Iran Election despite the severe clampdown by the state security system.
According to the protestor who posted these images, this demonstration took place yesterday (Thursday 9 July 2009) on the intersection of Valiasr & Taleghani in Tehran.
Half way through the footage, tear gas is seen being deployed by the police and the protestors run for cover.
There’s this neat kind of idea embedded into law enforcement that cops are kind of there to protect the public from attacks against the person and their property.
This quaint little concept seems a little lost on the boys in blue on Tehran’s streets. Fresh from a fortnight of bullying, terrorising and shooting their fellow Iranian citizens following the disputed election, they’ve now taken to destroying the public property they’re paid to protect.
Nice works guys – you put new meaning into community policing.
Footage from Sunday 28 June 2009 showing that the demonstrations continue against the election despite the Iranian authorities escalating crackdown on protest.
From the YouTube poster
“Videos are now shared with very much difficulty, as the regime has not only put a cap on bandwidth usage, but also, they will trace people who make excessive use of phone lines, and will arrest them.”
Back to Iran, again.
It’s always useful to see how state media operates during events like these. This brief CNN report shows how Iranian protesters are making voluntary confessions on TV and that all is relatively peaceful on the streets.
Still don’t underestimate the power of controlled media. That’s why getting the news out on the internet and blogosphere is so critical at this time.
P.S. There’s a theory going around that we should all amend our Twitter accounts to say location Tehran and also change the timezone to their zone (e.g. London +3.5 hours). Apparently it will confuse the Iranian security services while they seek to close down Tehran based accounts. Does anyone know if this is of any use? We’d love your input on this one and other ways to help spread the word.
Please post your comments, tips etc below.
WARNING: This video shows a very graphic view of a seriously injured, possibly dying protester.
Once again thanks to the excellent IranWantsFreedom channel for this horrifying clip from yesterday’s (24 June 2009) demonstration in Baharetan Square, Tehran.
This is the most graphic depiction yet of the carnage being suffered in the fight for democratic recognition. It’s the kind of view you won’t be seeing on your evening news. However, we feel that it’s important to see just what is going on in the Iranian people’s struggle to obtain what many of us take for granted.
Street scene from Iranian capital Tehran, captured today 24 June 2009. Gunshots heard as protestors continue to be fired upon.
Undaunted thousands chant ‘Death to Dictator!’.