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Amazing Video: Iranian Protesters Put Police on the Run!
BBC ^ | 21 June 2009

Posted on 06/21/2009 11:44:27 AM PDT by magellan

http://www.bbc.co.uk/persian/iran/2009/06/090621_ag_street_clashes.shtml

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cwii; cwiiping; iran; leo; studentmovement
Saw this video linked from #iranelection on twitter:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/persian/iran/2009/06/090621_ag_street_clashes.shtml

Things look normal until about 1:45 into the video, when the protesters start throwing much bigger stones. The police start to retreat, and the protesters take off after them.

1 posted on 06/21/2009 11:44:27 AM PDT by magellan
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To: magellan

This is awesome video!!!!!!


2 posted on 06/21/2009 11:52:08 AM PDT by Canes101
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To: Canes101

Kind of looks like a water ballon fight,fun,fun,fun


3 posted on 06/21/2009 11:53:16 AM PDT by Canes101
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To: magellan

I love it when the police are run off and the crowd promptly pursues.


4 posted on 06/21/2009 11:53:25 AM PDT by benjibrowder (I keep praying for hope and change, but I open my eyes and Obama is still President.)
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To: magellan

BRAVEHEART WITHOUT THE BLUE FACEPAINT...!


5 posted on 06/21/2009 11:53:34 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: magellan

Seems like a sling would be a good thing to have in a rock throwing contest.


6 posted on 06/21/2009 11:53:37 AM PDT by fso301
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To: magellan

Wow, that was incredible! Incredible!!! I liked the ending where the police were definitley running for their lives. God bless the students and opposition!


7 posted on 06/21/2009 11:53:44 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: magellan

That was fun


8 posted on 06/21/2009 11:55:40 AM PDT by cmsgop (Another proud graduate of the Larry Storch school of posting)
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To: neverdem; LeoWindhorse; smoothsailing
Check out this video from yesterday......

The reporting by the MSM is faulty at best.
9 posted on 06/21/2009 11:56:02 AM PDT by BIGLOOK (Government needs a Keelhauling now and then.)
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To: benjibrowder

i was thinking the bridge coulda dropped something on them and/or trapped them....

i know, i know.... we don’t need no steenkin’ armchair rioters.


10 posted on 06/21/2009 11:58:58 AM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: magellan
...when the protesters start throwing much bigger stones.

The police did look like they were throwing stones into the much larger crowd of protesters. The police were evidently ill equipped and obviously heavily outnumbered. The sound tactic they utilized was a speedy retreat.

11 posted on 06/21/2009 12:02:11 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: magellan
...when the protesters start throwing much bigger stones.

The police did look like they were throwing stones into the much larger crowd of protesters. The police were evidently ill equipped and obviously heavily outnumbered. The sound tactic they utilized was a speedy retreat.

12 posted on 06/21/2009 12:02:30 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: magellan

PERSIAN TEA PARTY!


13 posted on 06/21/2009 12:06:51 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: magellan; Eaker; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; ApesForEvolution; aragorn; archy; backhoe; Badray; ...
PLEASE watch the 3 minute BBC video at the link, watch it all. Imagine the courage of these people, knowing that at any moment, the police could fire live ammo at them.

CW2 Ping


14 posted on 06/21/2009 12:07:55 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Jagdgewehr

Cubs could use some of those rock throwers...a little high and outside but good speed!

OH, I think Obozo just went out for hot dogs...MSNBC running a Breaking News Alert!!


15 posted on 06/21/2009 12:11:26 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President! (FUBO!))
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To: magellan
Way to go, Iranians!

I found myself kind of wanting to be there with them. LOL

16 posted on 06/21/2009 12:11:33 PM PDT by Allegra ( Iran Azadi!)
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To: magellan

Wow, pretty cool.


17 posted on 06/21/2009 12:13:50 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Allegra

Me too


18 posted on 06/21/2009 12:27:55 PM PDT by Canes101
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George Steinbrenner (or his son) should take note of the Iranian arms.


19 posted on 06/21/2009 12:28:52 PM PDT by C210N (A patriot for a Conservative Renaissance!)
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To: Travis McGee
Another poster mentioned it. These people need to learn how to use a good old fashioned David and Goliath slingshot.

I believe it was the Greeks who used Harriers to great effect against the Persians.

20 posted on 06/21/2009 12:29:31 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: magellan

Reminds me of the scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, where the French are pelting them with fruit and animals, and King Arthur yells, “RUN AWAY!”


21 posted on 06/21/2009 12:29:45 PM PDT by giotto
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To: rawhide

The police have not been given the green light to use live rounds or the roles would have been reversed. I think that the mullahs have not made up their minds as how to react to the demonstrations.

If the mullahs really wanted to, the demonstrations could have been over the day after they started. Remember that the protesters are only able to bring rocks to a gunfight and that those carrying the guns have been restrained up to now because of the world’s scrutiny.


22 posted on 06/21/2009 12:33:50 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: nuconvert; SJackson; Alouette; Impy; ExTexasRedhead; Cindy

This is hopeful sign. The unfortunate people of Iran have put up with a lot from their governments.


23 posted on 06/21/2009 12:36:01 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: magellan

Need this for tear-gas canisters. With the babes..!

24 posted on 06/21/2009 12:38:12 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Travis McGee
That was very instructive. However I think if the police had actually fired on the crowd they'd have been torn to pieces.

That's what I hope anyway.

25 posted on 06/21/2009 12:41:27 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: gaijin

Back when the Shah was being protested the protesters often wore simple white paper masks. The Iranian protesters need to start wearing these paper masks. IMHO, the psychological impact on the mullahs would have to be significant.


26 posted on 06/21/2009 12:49:45 PM PDT by chickenlips
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To: Allegra

The Iranian version of the Keystone cops. Love it!


27 posted on 06/21/2009 12:52:23 PM PDT by derllak
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To: derllak
Hey, if we speed up the video a little and play the Benny Hill music, that would really be a fun video. :)
28 posted on 06/21/2009 12:57:41 PM PDT by Allegra ( Iran Azadi!)
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To: Lurker
These people need to learn how to use a good old fashioned David and Goliath slingshot.

A "slingshot" is a toy, made with rubber bands. David killed Goliath with a sling, which is a deadly weapon, requiring a great deal of skill to use.

29 posted on 06/21/2009 1:00:38 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: magellan

LOL! Those crazy freedom loving Persians!


30 posted on 06/21/2009 1:05:15 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Smile you're on Janet's Candid Camera!)
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To: Travis McGee

I am still amazed this hasn’t turned into a full scale battle.


31 posted on 06/21/2009 1:06:15 PM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: Allegra

Lol! I like the way you think! Somebody with the talent needs to do that and post it on youtube.


32 posted on 06/21/2009 1:06:42 PM PDT by derllak
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To: 3niner
I beg to differ about a slingshot being a toy. My WristRocket will do some serious damage.

But your point is taken.

33 posted on 06/21/2009 1:18:09 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker; Jeff Head
It's a balancing act performed under circumstances of chaos and fear. If the protesters use “too much” force, the police will open fire instead of run away.

If they can play cat and mouse for a few more days, some of the security forces may switch sides, or fail to show up for their shift.

34 posted on 06/21/2009 1:22:54 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: CodeToad

Give it a few more days, and it might. I don’t think the street fighting at this level can be sustained for long. Either the protesters give up and the regime wins, or the protesters cause some police to switch sides. History is being made.


35 posted on 06/21/2009 1:24:19 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Lurker

It’s true that some powerful slingshots have been built, but the slings of David’s day could kill at a longer range than a contemporary bow and arrow. The thing that was amazing about David’s kill shot, against Goliath, was the accuracy, not the power.


36 posted on 06/21/2009 1:26:32 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: BIGLOOK

thanks, bfl


37 posted on 06/21/2009 2:04:32 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: rawhide

That yell by someone close to the cameraman as the police turned tail was priceless.


38 posted on 06/21/2009 2:54:48 PM PDT by agrace
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To: Clintonfatigued

“This is a hopeful sign.”

Yes.

#

http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html


39 posted on 06/21/2009 3:26:54 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: magellan

Run piggys, run!


40 posted on 06/21/2009 5:37:40 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: BIGLOOK; magellan

Thanks for the ping, BL. Thanks for posting the link, magellan.

Powerful video, the more of this that gets out and the longer the protestors can sustain or increase their crowd sizes, the more exposed as illegitimate the mullas and their regime will be to the world. At least I hope so.


41 posted on 06/21/2009 5:51:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Travis McGee

As we have all been saying for ten years now: We have a front seat to history; pay attention.


42 posted on 06/21/2009 6:02:28 PM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: magellan
Great video, but these guys need to strategerize their rock throwing. What I mean is, if they can focus on and isolate a few government police with their rocks, then they have a better chance to take down the police and thereby upgrade their rocks to a firearm or three.

Step two follows: Take their rocks and the few firearms they just got, and focus on and isolate a few more government police, taking their weapons as their own. Keep doing that strategegorically, and soon they will have a bunch of rocks and a whole bunch of guns.

And the more peasants who appropriate the government police sticks that shoot 1,000fps "rocks", the more the police will rethink their career choice, and may well quit their jobs on-the-spot.

It works on paper, anyway.

Good luck, my freedom-yearning Persian brothers and sisters. I am praying that you meet with success.

43 posted on 06/21/2009 6:06:43 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: CodeToad

And the libtards wonder why we’re so serious about the 2nd Amd.


44 posted on 06/21/2009 6:41:59 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

Wow. I pray they can overthrow the mullahs (and endtheir nuke program...)


45 posted on 06/22/2009 11:34:50 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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