Monday, February 14, 2011

Tens of thousands protest in Iran

'Tens of thousands of protesters clashed with security forces along some of Tehran's main boulevards, which were shrouded in clouds of tear gas in scenes that recalled the chaos after the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in June 2009.

"Death to the dictator," many yelled in reference to Ahmadinejad. Others took aim Iran's all-powerful Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with chants linking him with toppled rulers Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and Tunisia's Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali.'

Video of a Basiji getting kicked around:

Thanks Ghassan for posting on fb.


Maury said...

Here's a live blog of the protests, along with videos.

Ayman said...

Let's hope the protesters prevail over that awful regime in Iran!

C.H. said...

Angry Arab has a dozen posts up about Bahrain but has said nothing about Iran

Dolly said...

What is the story of Bahrayn?
Are you telling me they have a Shee-ah population, but are run by Aal Khaleefah. If so, any rioters should be crushed with brute force.
As Arsenio Hall says → when you stub your toe on a table, you say "Shiite!!"