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City in Control of the Military (Tehran for Ahmadinejadís inauguration ceremony)
Iran News Digest ^ | August 7, 2009 | Jalal Kayhanmanesh

Posted on 08/07/2009 8:09:58 PM PDT by Texas Fossil

While Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s inauguration ceremony was taking place inside the Majlis, people in Tehran were shouting in streets surrounding Baharestan Square – where Majlis building is located – “dwarf, come out” and “death to dictator,” in their 53rd day of protests against the election coup.

Simultaneous with the inauguration ceremony in the Majlis building, and while Baharestan Street was in complete control of the military, clashes took place between the public and security forces in surrounding streets and other parts of the capital. Security and Basiji forces had occupied the Baharestan Square and surrounding streets from 7 am. Nevertheless, for several hours after security forces continued to be deployed from garrisons and other military locations on buses, vans and Toyota Land Cruisers.

Four kinds of forces were present: regular police, riot police dressed in special gear, Basijis in military clothes and plain-clothed militiamen.

(Excerpt) Read more at irannewsdigest.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; inauguration; military; tehran
Further in the article is a very detailed description of the security measures in place for the inauguration.

Also what the demonstrators continued to say.

1 posted on 08/07/2009 8:09:58 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Hey TF!,
Obama might look to silence us the same way.


2 posted on 08/07/2009 8:14:05 PM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: Islaminaction

Not in Texas. Does not work here.


3 posted on 08/07/2009 8:16:35 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Haha!


4 posted on 08/07/2009 8:17:28 PM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: Texas Fossil
City in Control of the Military

Well THAT'S an unambiguous headline!
5 posted on 08/07/2009 8:20:37 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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