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'Fire' At HQ Of Iran President's Supporters
Sky News ^

Posted on 06/20/2009 8:17:09 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

'Fire' At HQ Of Iran President's Supporters Breaking News

4:01pm UK, Saturday June 20, 2009 Supporters of defeated election candidate Mirhossein Mousavi have reportedly lit a fire at the headquarters of the Iranian president's backers in Tehran.

Police have fired shots in the air to prevent clashes between those who favour pro-reformer Mr Mousavi and those who support hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, witnesses say.

Mr Ahmadinejad was the named the winner in the June 12 vote, but opposition candidates claimed there had been vote rigging and this led to major protests.

In the latest rally, officers have apparently been using tear gas and water cannon on opposition protesters.

Reports said thousands of people have defied Government warnings that any protests would be suppressed.

The head of the police warned Mr Mousavi of "firm action" against any "illegal" demonstration.

Eyewitnesses say some 3,000 protesters chanted "Death to the dictator!" and "Death to dictatorship!" near Revolution Square in the city centre.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; iranviolence2009; mousavi; studentmovement

1 posted on 06/20/2009 8:17:10 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Another Reichstag fire like the Khomeni tomb “bombing” from earlier?


2 posted on 06/20/2009 8:24:34 AM PDT by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan, I hope.)
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To: Nextrush
Another Reichstag fire like the Khomeni tomb “bombing” from earlier?

There was in fact a bombing earlier. This is a different incident.

From the same SkyNews article...

"Meanwhile, a suicide bomber has blown himself up in Tehran at the shrine of Iran's revolutionary founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, injuring one person, reports say."

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Iran-Elections-Cops-Clash-With-Thousands-Of-Protesters-In-Tehran-Witnesses-Say/Article/200906315312956?lpos=World_News_Article_Body_Copy_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_15312956_Iran_Elections%3A_Cops_Clash_With_Thousands_Of_Protesters_In_Tehran%2C_Witnesses_Say&trackingaction=track&packageid=10568f99bfdc1210VgnVCM1000005d04170aRCRD

3 posted on 06/20/2009 8:32:04 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Sub-Driver
any "illegal" demonstration

That would be "any" demonstration that doesn't support the current regime...

4 posted on 06/20/2009 8:56:09 AM PDT by John123 (Turn on your teleprompter Obama and read your lips... "No New Taxes!!")
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To: ETL
suicide bomber has blown himself up in Tehran

This method of terror has officially gone mainstream...

5 posted on 06/20/2009 8:58:14 AM PDT by John123 (Turn on your teleprompter Obama and read your lips... "No New Taxes!!")
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To: Sub-Driver
Iran will either go totally totalitarian or be overthrown.

The mullahs control the forces. For now.

But they seem to be on the precipice of a drawn-out civil war.

6 posted on 06/20/2009 9:03:57 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Sub-Driver

Deafening silence from Barry.

Is he back from Friday date night yet?


7 posted on 06/20/2009 9:08:22 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (http://obamaclock.org/)
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To: Sub-Driver

MAN boy Iranians are turning into Lakers fans are sudden


8 posted on 06/20/2009 9:40:45 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: F15Eagle

The volcano called Iran just errupted.


9 posted on 06/20/2009 10:21:19 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Live Long And Prosper!"-Mr. Spock:)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: COUNTrecount

The silence from our own Neville Chamberlain is deafing.


10 posted on 06/20/2009 10:22:13 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Live Long And Prosper!"-Mr. Spock:)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Sub-Driver

Saint Jimmy The Good must be proud of his handiwork.


11 posted on 06/20/2009 10:22:26 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Jimmy Carter, the George Washington of modern Iran.)
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