Iran: Storm of protest after election

demoThousands of people demonstrated in Tehran, Mashhad and several other major cities in Iran to protest against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad‘s proclaimed victory in the Iranian presidential election on Friday. Two different reformist rivals and their supporters insist there was election fraud at play.

Mir Hussein Moussavi, the main challenger of Ahmadinejad said the results from “untrustworthy monitors” reflect “the weakening of the pillars that constitute the sacred system” of Iran and “the rule of authoritarianism and tyranny.” Several scenes of street fights and demonstrations are uploaded on YouTube.

A demonstration in Valiasr street in Tehran where thousands of protesters demonstrated and chanted slogans against the Ahmadinejad government.

And here people chanted: ‘Moussavi, take back my vote!’.

Security forces repressed protesters:

Another demonstration was held in Mashhad where protesters asked security forces to support them [instead of repressing].

Ghomar Ashegahne has published several photos showing security forces beating protesters (see photo above). The blogger writes [fa] that the repression would be a good reason not to go to streets to protest, but ‘what can we do with all this sorrow?’. He says Karoubi and Moussavi [the two reformist candidates] who wanted to change situation in country, should start now.

Belgiran writes [fa] that Iranian Leader, Ali Khamenei, overthrew Moussavi by a coup before he even bacame president and replaced him with Ahmadinejad… He writes, “This regime just lost the little legitimacy that it had.”

Mehrdadd writes on Twitter, that the Iranian Leader shows he is against the Iranian people. Now any political personality should take a position for or against people.

Mehri912 says on Twitter, “If Iran sleeps tonight, it will sleep forever”.


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  • mim

    cellphones are down in Tehran;
    Internet strongly filtered and heavily slowed; useless really
    parasites on sat tv channels
    no any way to call any one here! no phone works on streets atall!
    Tehran is in war-like status! I can’t believe! people are really angry now! they say police killed some young mans but I can’t believe they did it becouse of this semi-calm protest!! :o

  • Mr. Sumner

    From the great voice of brother Tupac Amaru Shakur, “Holla if you hear me”. The world is drastically changing for the better, but you still have the old lingering cloud of the wicked trying to thrive and continue it’s evil reign. I write this because I don’t know what Iran needs to better itself. From what I’m seeing from the news and videos is passion. The passion that was once seen from the my people and our great history during the civil rights, passion I once seen from the destruction of the Berlin wall, the same passion and pain I seen from the inncocent and opressed women and children of Palestine. The voice of the innocent, opress, and unheard is beggining to rise. I say rise you mighty voice for you are the voice of truth, rise you might voice of compassion, rise you mighty voice of strentgh. Tell the world the unspoken truth. Let harmony and peace reign on earth as it once did in the beggining of man’s exsistence. I myself am compelled to stand up and reveal America’s skeletons still hidden in the closet, for it is our taboo topic of discussions we must confront in order to move and progress for a better future for the world. Peace I leave with all people for I say be proud in who you are and in your people, for we all come from one. That is th beauty when we look at our differences!!! Be Blessed!!

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  • Ramin

    My fiance lives in the north and I spoke to her twice on her cell phone, and am currently chatting to her on yahoo messenger.

    Her satellite does work, but she has said that she cannot receive or send text messages on her mobile phone

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