Skip to comments.Clashes rock Tehran as thousands protest over ‘rigged’ election
Posted on 06/13/2009 4:26:07 PM PDT by jessduntno
Riot police beat protesters with truncheons as violence flared yesterday following Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejads landslide re-election amid allegations of widespread ballot-rigging.
Tehran saw the worst public uprising since the countrys Islamic student revolution 30 years ago.
Thousands of protesters wrecked cars and set up barricades of burning tyres after the Iranian Electoral Commission declared Mr Ahmadinejad had won 62.6 per cent of the 30million votes against 33.8 per cent for his rival, Mir Hossein Mousavi.
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Hang the Mullahs!
Yawn. Iranian uprising no....56...57?
Never seen it spelled like “tyres.” Must be a British spelling.
Wow, sounds like the Iranians are as tired of this bastard as we are.
Looks like the Ayatollah might be losing control.
CNNNBCCBSABCMSNBC are all waiting on their DNC / White House talking points to be faxed on how to spin the election
A voter shows her ink-stained finger having made her choice at a polling station in Tehran. More than 46million Iranians were eligible to vote
Interesting their riot shields say "Police" in English
On loan from the Chicago PD?
O is just excited about the “Robust Dialogue” in Iran
The CIA is obviously interfereing with legal elections.
Why can't they be more civilized like we are... we seem to have more and more rigged elections, and you don't see us rioting.
... but maybe we should!
I see the demographic bomb is starting to blow up on the aging millionaire Mullahs that took power in 1979 and are still clinging to power.
Iran had a massive baby boom in the 1980s. A major portion of the country is all under the age of 30 now. The mullahs have not brought them the properity and oppurtunity they continuely promise. For being one of the biggest oil exporters in the world, they still have one of the worst economies on the planet. There is a lot of resentment towards the billions being sent to fund Hezbollah that lets them live extremely comfortable lives in Lebannon, while many Iranians are at the poverty level.
Sounds like ACORN has been working overtime in Iran.
As Rush said, the president of Iran is purely symbolic, because the real control comes from the mullahs. But obviously, the people wanted to pick their own symbol. Furthermore, Iran’s economic situation is quite grim, and even though Bambi has been drooling over Ahmadinejad, I think his name is heavily associated with economic misery and that’s something that really gets people stirred up.
Bambi will probably bring himself down here by creating such misery that people will be clamoring for his birth certificate as an easy, bonfire-free way of getting rid of him.
I’d call that robust debate!
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