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Post by Godzilla85 on Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:37 am

Janey wrote:Iranian police have fired tear gas at opposition supporters participating in a rally in the centre of the capital, Tehran, called in solidarity with the popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.

A BBC producer, who was affected by the gas, said there had been severe clashes and described a scene of "total chaos".

There were also reports of protests in the cities of Isfahan and Shiraz.

Earlier, the police placed opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi under house arrest, according to his website.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12447225

Get the feeling they may execute him just to make a point, not a good vibe

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Post by Lime Flavoured on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:19 am

I wouldn't want to be those alleged American spies right now, since you can bet the Iranian government will blame the west for inciting these protests.

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Post by Joe Bese on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:36 am

More random tweets:

#25Bahman People trying to enter Azadi Sq, carrying warm clothing & food to stay

My feeling, Vanak Square wld B excellent place 2 take control of & set up freedom camp, Azadi 2 diff 2 defend #25Bahman

#25Bahman #IranElection Amnesty International has confirmed violence against protesters in Isfahan and Tehran to BBC

BBC PERSIAN: eye witness: as it is getting dark, it seems more people have lost their fear and more people join the protests #Iran #25Bahman

Security forces are slowly taking control of the city! Don't let anyone stop #iranelection #25Bahman

Some Sharif uni students have been transferred to the hospital #iranelection #25Bahman #Egypt#25jan
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Post by Joe Bese on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:38 am

Lime Flavoured wrote:I wouldn't want to be those alleged American spies right now, since you can bet the Iranian government will blame the west for inciting these protests.

US should offer a deal, stop the trial and release them NOW, we'll stop agitating your citizens. LOL.
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Post by Joe Bese on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:48 am

Reportedly many soldiers are ignoring their superiors [fa] http://bit.ly/i7CcAZ #iranelection #25bahman

Interesting if true. I'd be VERY surprised.

14Feb Big gathering expected in London UK tonight opposite the Iranian Embassy in Prince's Gate #Iranelection #25Bahman @lissnup

Heard anything about this Janey?
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Post by Lime Flavoured on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:48 am

Joe Bese wrote:
Lime Flavoured wrote:I wouldn't want to be those alleged American spies right now, since you can bet the Iranian government will blame the west for inciting these protests.

US should offer a deal, stop the trial and release them NOW, we'll stop agitating your citizens. LOL.

Lol, the problem is that that would require admitting to the agitation Wink

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Re: Iranian Anti-government Demonstration Rolling Updates Thread

Post by Joe Bese on Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:02 pm

Lime Flavoured wrote:
Joe Bese wrote:
Lime Flavoured wrote:I wouldn't want to be those alleged American spies right now, since you can bet the Iranian government will blame the west for inciting these protests.

US should offer a deal, stop the trial and release them NOW, we'll stop agitating your citizens. LOL.

Lol, the problem is that that would require admitting to the agitation Wink

I think everyone believes it, so it wouldn't be admitting much.
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Post by Godzilla85 on Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:05 pm

Joe Bese wrote:
Lime Flavoured wrote:
Joe Bese wrote:
Lime Flavoured wrote:I wouldn't want to be those alleged American spies right now, since you can bet the Iranian government will blame the west for inciting these protests.

US should offer a deal, stop the trial and release them NOW, we'll stop agitating your citizens. LOL.

Lol, the problem is that that would require admitting to the agitation Wink

I think everyone believes it, so it wouldn't be admitting much.

Wouldn't be surprised if our wimp of a president wouldn't offer a long apology for such. That'll just make the Iranians whack the alleged spies faster because it would embolden them.

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Re: Iranian Anti-government Demonstration Rolling Updates Thread

Post by Joe Bese on Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:22 pm

This is not like the last time - this is very different. #iran #iranelection #25bahman v @sayidse

#25Bahman Coordination Comitee is to announce plan for ongoing protests thru the night and tomorrow.

Coordination committee?
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Re: Iranian Anti-government Demonstration Rolling Updates Thread

Post by Joe Bese on Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:57 pm

Summary of the day from the Washington Post here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/14/AR2011021400848.html?hpid=topnews&sid=ST2011021404206

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TEHRAN - Crowds of demonstrators battled security forces armed with tear gas and batons during a surprisingly large anti-government protest in the Iranian capital Monday that drew inspiration from the recent popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.

Witnesses at several positions along the route said vast throngs of people could be seen marching from Enghelab (Revolution) Square toward Azadi (Freedom) Square, overwhelming police efforts to stop them.

Dozens of protesters were arrested for participating in the banned rally, an opposition Web site reported. A similar demonstration, clashes and arrests were reported in the central Iranian city of Isfahan.

The gathering in Tehran appeared to be the most significant anti-government protest here since security forces cracked down on a series of massive demonstrations in 2009. The size of the crowd was difficult to estimate. Some witnesses said they believed it exceeded 200,000. The Associated Press said tens of thousands of people demonstrated.

In any case, the government seemed to have been taken by surprise by the large numbers of protesters. Security forces shot dozens of tear gas grenades at demonstrators who at times attacked members of the pro-government paramilitary Basij forces.

After sunset, trash cans were set on fire as members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps drove past on their signature motorcycles and shot some bystanders with tear gas and paint guns. Some people in the crowd handed out masks that offered some protection from the stinging fumes. Others lit small fires that also provided relief.
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Re: Iranian Anti-government Demonstration Rolling Updates Thread

Post by Joe Bese on Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:13 pm

More tweets that caught my eye:

#25Bahman: "Opposition supporters killed an Iranian" during a banned rally in Tehran, the semi-official Fars news agency said.

Clinton says U.S. stands with #Iran protesters | Reuters http://t.co/1oAL09e via @reuters #25Bahman #IranElection

to those who keep saying the green movement is dead well what do have to say about it now? #iranelection #SOG #25Bahman

Security forces was vandalizing the store in Imam Hossein sq. late last night. #iranelection #25bahman

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Re: Iranian Anti-government Demonstration Rolling Updates Thread

Post by Alaskan Girl on Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:29 pm

Janey wrote:US State Dept now using twitter to encourage demonstrations, democracy and free speech in Iran - AFP

Here are examples of three tweets from the State Dept. as released by AFP

On the Twitter account, USAdarFarsi, the State Department said it "recognizes historic role of social media among Iranians We want to join in your conversations."

In another Tweet, the State Department said: "Iran has shown that the activities it praised Egyptians for it sees as illegal, illegitimate for its own people."

In a third Tweet, it said "US calls on Iran to allow people to enjoy same universal rights to peacefully assemble, demonstrate as in Cairo."
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Post by Strawberry on Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:13 pm

http://www.mibazaar.com/irantweets.html
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Re: Iranian Anti-government Demonstration Rolling Updates Thread

Post by Joe Bese on Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:35 pm

MSNBC seems to be confirming one death.

1 dead in Iranian protests
Government blames protesters for fatality; police fire teargas, arrest dozens

TEHRAN — Clashes between Iranian police and tens of thousands of protesters wracked central Tehran on Monday as security forces beat and fired tear gas at opposition supporters hoping to evoke Egypt's recent popular uprising.

An Iranian was shot dead, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

"One person was shot dead and several were wounded by seditionists (opposition supporters) who staged a rally in Tehran," Fars said, without giving further details.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41574647/ns/world_news-mideastn_africa/
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Post by Strawberry on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:01 pm

http://www.breakingnews.com/filter/iran-protests
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Re: Iranian Anti-government Demonstration Rolling Updates Thread

Post by Janey on Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:39 am

Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, hailed the "courage" and "aspirations" of anti-government protests in Iran, calling on Tehran to follow Egypt's example.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/8325105/Iran-Hillary-Clinton-hails-courage-of-protests.html

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Post by Janey on Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:40 am

TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iran criticized the US Secretary of State's remarks on recent events in Iran, saying that, regional developments have made the US officials distressed.

The remarks made by Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast following comments of the US Hillary Rodham Clinton who claimed, "the U.S. stands with Iran protesters."

http://www.isna.ir/ISNA/NewsView.aspx?ID=News-1716153&Lang=E

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Post by Janey on Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:42 am

Iran MP's call for the Death Penalty for Pro-Democracy Group Leaders

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian lawmakers urged judiciary on Tuesday to hand out death penalties to opposition leaders for fomenting unrest in the Islamic state after a rally in which one person was killed and dozens were wounded, state media said.

http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFTRE71E1N620110215

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Post by Strawberry on Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:55 am

Jedi Janey is it true that Iran have just expelled the UK Ambassador?
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Post by Janey on Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:34 am

Strawberry wrote:Jedi Janey is it true that Iran have just expelled the UK Ambassador?

yesterday

This is the official comment from their news agency on the wires

Commenting on the development Boroujerdi said, "According to media reports Simon Gass has been tasked with a new mission. We are happy to see that he has left the country since he had no benefit and practically had nothing to do."


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Post by Strawberry on Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:37 am

Janey wrote:
Strawberry wrote:Jedi Janey is it true that Iran have just expelled the UK Ambassador?

yesterday

This is the official comment from their news agency on the wires

Commenting on the development Boroujerdi said, "According to media reports Simon Gass has been tasked with a new mission. We are happy to see that he has left the country since he had no benefit and practically had nothing to do."


so there not commiting themselves either way silent
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Post by Janey on Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:39 am

Strawberry wrote:
Janey wrote:
Strawberry wrote:Jedi Janey is it true that Iran have just expelled the UK Ambassador?

yesterday

This is the official comment from their news agency on the wires

Commenting on the development Boroujerdi said, "According to media reports Simon Gass has been tasked with a new mission. We are happy to see that he has left the country since he had no benefit and practically had nothing to do."


so there not commiting themselves either way silent

he was asked to leave the country, that is just their wording for it making it look less like an expulsion for their own propaganda

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Post by Janey on Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:40 am

last night in Tehran - Cries of death to the dicator rang out throughout the night - AP

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Post by Strawberry on Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:50 am

Janey wrote:
Strawberry wrote:
Janey wrote:
Strawberry wrote:Jedi Janey is it true that Iran have just expelled the UK Ambassador?

yesterday

This is the official comment from their news agency on the wires

Commenting on the development Boroujerdi said, "According to media reports Simon Gass has been tasked with a new mission. We are happy to see that he has left the country since he had no benefit and practically had nothing to do."


so there not commiting themselves either way silent

he was asked to leave the country, that is just their wording for it making it look less like an expulsion for their own propaganda

TY

Crazy world

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Post by Strawberry on Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:50 am

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/
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