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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