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Protest rally called off in Tehran
Globe and Mail ^ | June 15, 2009 | Parisa Hafezi and Fredrik Dahl

Posted on 06/15/2009 3:42:04 AM PDT by Loyalist

Supporters of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi called off a planned protest rally in Tehran on Monday after the Interior Ministry declared it would be illegal and treated as sedition.

A Mousavi website said the gathering had been delayed after the Interior Ministry refused to authorize it.

Protests have erupted in the capital and elsewhere since Saturday when the ministry announced a landslide victory for hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Friday's election.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who previously urged Iranians to support Mr. Ahmadinejad, has told Mr. Mousavi to pursue his election complaints “calmly and legally“, state television said.

“Naturally in this election, complaints should be followed through legal channels,” it quoted him as telling Mr. Mousavi in a meeting on Sunday. “It is necessary you follow the issue calmly.”

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; iran; khamenei; mousavi; rigthevote; studentmovement; twitter
Oh, this is rich. Ahmadinejad telling his opponents to follow a rigged complaint system to protest a rigged election.
1 posted on 06/15/2009 3:42:04 AM PDT by Loyalist
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To: Loyalist
A report from Twitter

Supporters say Mousavi will attend rally today despite govt declaring it illegal
2 posted on 06/15/2009 3:45:58 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Loyalist
Another Twitter report

BIG NEWS: Iran protest cancelled as leaked election results show Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came THIRD!
3 posted on 06/15/2009 3:46:48 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Loyalist
Conflicting reports.

Twitter report

cancelation of march today is a RUMOUR from gov. Khatami ad Moussavi will attend. today we march.
4 posted on 06/15/2009 3:47:47 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Loyalist
Clearly, there will be no revolution.

What we see here are the Minutemen lining up on Lexington Common, facing a line of redcoats. The redcoats have asked the Minutemen to disperse, and the Minutemen have just done so.

Now, it is all denouement.

5 posted on 06/15/2009 3:48:40 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (We are a ruled people, serfs to the Federal Oligarchy -- and the Tree of Liberty thirsts)
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To: Loyalist

The protest rally is still on from many of the reports I’m reading at Twitter.


6 posted on 06/15/2009 3:53:42 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Loyalist
A Mousavi website said the gathering had been delayed after the Interior Ministry refused to authorize it.

...calling it off and banning it are two different things

7 posted on 06/15/2009 3:53:50 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Loyalist
Twitter report

There was supposed to be a large protest march today. But now the people are urged to stay home or face machine gun fire!
8 posted on 06/15/2009 4:07:31 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Loyalist
Twitter report

Mousavi supporters intent on protesting in #Iran, fears of a violent crackdown. This is pivotal few hours in
9 posted on 06/15/2009 4:12:22 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Loyalist
Twitter report from someone in Iran:

the march has started. tens of thousands in streets
10 posted on 06/15/2009 4:24:54 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Man50D
So it was "officially" called-off, but the people are taking to the streets anyway.

God be with 'em. We could be glimpsing our own future here.

11 posted on 06/15/2009 4:43:03 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Loyalist

Apparently live reporting from Tehran here:

http://twitter.com/persiankiwi


12 posted on 06/15/2009 4:47:56 AM PDT by deks
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To: ClearCase_guy

I wouldn’t give up so early. There is much misinformation, but people are still hitting the streets.


13 posted on 06/15/2009 4:59:23 AM PDT by SolidWood (Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)
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To: Charles Martel
So it was "officially" called-off, but the people are taking to the streets anyway.

I'm monitoring reports from Twitter. People are taking to the streets by the thousands and are being attacked.
14 posted on 06/15/2009 5:03:14 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Loyalist

We see here how a totalitarian tyrant closes the door of the trap. We criticized Germans after WWII for not “doing anything” about Hitler. You see how possible it is to “do something”?

This is pertinent to our Washington of today.


15 posted on 06/15/2009 5:06:51 AM PDT by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus - I Tim 2:5)
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To: Loyalist

Too bad the captives of this country can’t show the Iranian people our support. Suddenly we are brothers and sisters.


16 posted on 06/15/2009 5:17:39 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (The great object is that every man be armed. - Patrick Henry)
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To: Loyalist; Man50D; Doogle; All

I’d like to repeat :

Mousavi is pro-regime. He’s another Khatami. If the regime decides to quiet the country and give the election to him, it means little to nothing.
In fact, it will be worse because it will only delay any real change in Iran, and it will be a distraction from what the regime is really up to in the background.


17 posted on 06/15/2009 5:20:43 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
I’d like to repeat :

Mousavi is pro-regime. He’s another Khatami. If the regime decides to quiet the country and give the election to him, it means little to nothing. In fact, it will be worse because it will only delay any real change in Iran, and it will be a distraction from what the regime is really up to in the background.


I'm not disputing any of your statement. I'm merely passing along information that is coming from Iran via Twitter.
18 posted on 06/15/2009 5:25:09 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Man50D

I know. :~ )


19 posted on 06/15/2009 5:26:48 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Loyalist; BillyBoy

Please compare election fraud:

Iran 2009

Chicago’s 7th & 8th Wards (Obamas home) in 2007 when Beavers and Stroger tried to steal the election from Mrs JJjr.

Chicago’s 7th & 8th when anti-Stroger voters went for Peraica?

History:
The left protested the allegedly corrupt elections in Vietnam when I was there. But the candidates I voted for received a vote count of zero back in Chicago although my absentee ballot was officially recorded as received and the election judges swore that they had counted it. Somewhere between it being counted at the precinct levela and being counted by the Board of Elections it went to zero.

Meanwhile in Vietnam, the only electin fraud was that the commies kept assassinating the candidates... both the left wing and right wing candidates.

Or compare the Palestinian elections. It was a referendum on the corruption, including the vote fraud, in the ruling PLA that got Hamas elected.

We need to look at vote fraud honestly and not let our bias lead us into dishonesty.


20 posted on 06/15/2009 5:29:40 AM PDT by spintreebob
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To: Loyalist

Ahmadinejad now saying they were not protesting the election, but that they were Lakers fans.


21 posted on 06/15/2009 5:51:10 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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