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Iran: More citizen video from protests

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Iran, Digital Activism, Elections, Politics, Protest

More than 100,000 people marched in Tehran on Monday in support of reformist presidential candidate, Mir Hussein Mousavi [1] and his demands for an annulment of the election results that declared incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [2] the winner of the election on June 12. The march ended in bloodshed. At least 7 people lost [3] their lives.

According to a report on Britain's Channel 4 television, [4] (aired in spite of a foreign reporting ban) a crowd threw rocks and set fire to a building that belonged to the pro-government Basij [5] militia. A helmeted militiaman on the roof fired his AK-47 rifle into the air before retreating from a shower of stones. On YouTube there is more citizen video of how this attack happened:

The morning after this shooting, the staff of Rasool Akram Hospital in Tehran demonstrated against the killings. One demonstrator holds a placard that says: “8 martyrs”

Shootings or repression have not stopped the protest movement, and thousands marched again in Tehran on Tuesday. Demonstrations are growing in other cities too. In Shiraz [6], protesters shown in this video burned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's photo.