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Police Tear-Gas Iran Protesters During Prayer
AP via Yahoo News ^
| 17 July 2009
| Ali Akbar Dareini
Posted on 07/17/2009 9:26:04 AM PDT by edpc
TEHRAN, Iran Tens of thousands of government opponents packed Iran's main Islamic prayer service Friday, chanting "freedom, freedom" and other slogans as their top clerical backer Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani delivered a sermon bluntly criticizing the country's leadership over the crackdown on election protests.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; basijj; iran; iranelection; iranprotest; iranviolence2009; islam; mousavi; protest; rafsanjani
Outside, police and pro-government Basiji militiamen fired tear gas and charged thousands of protesters who chanted "death to the dictator" and called on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to resign. Dozens were arrested, piled in trucks and taken away, witnesses said.
What a nice way to observe your day of prayer.
posted on 07/17/2009 9:26:04 AM PDT
Protesters are being arrested and piled into trucks. Do their families wait for them or will the Iraqi government just bill them for the bullets?
Isn’t there supposed to be a country somewhere that promotes freedom across the globe? Didn’t some guy, uh.. Reagan say something about this?? Instead the yahoo-in-chief and his foreign policy are MIA..
I love the the Iranian Islamic Icon, its successes and its failures. I wish the people the best.
Mainly though, I love the ring of....imagining ...
TENS of thousands chanting freedom!, freedom!
Those few words speak volumes!
To: himno hero
Darling Neda, the Supreme Thug Konmany and his little liar puppet Amadamnutjob will soon be history. I weep that you can not witness what is about to happen. The mad mullahs turbine charged dictatorship is about to hit a brick wall...
posted on 07/17/2009 12:42:12 PM PDT
by at bay
(My father was born with 28 ounces of flesh in 1924 then went on to become Mr. (Glenn) Holland.)
To: edpc; csense; NormsRevenge; jveritas; SandRat; Straight Vermonter; GeronL; Fred Nerks; ...
From Musavi's Twitter account:
mousavi1388: Free the prisoners, this is no way to treat people هاشمی: کسانی که به این شکل دستگیر شدند باید آزاد شوند، این روش درست نیست #iranElection
To: G8 Diplomat; SierraWasp
This seems close to the video clip I saw on the Foxnews Special News Hour:
Use link at post #6 and select video on the right side....they don't give any link that I can other than what I supplied.
Apparently many video clips have been uploaded to Youtube.
To: himno hero; SierraWasp; G8 Diplomat; edpc; FARS; csense; NormsRevenge; jveritas; SandRat; ...
Thanx for posting. There’s a lot of people in that #2 video at the Univ.
Marg bar diktator!
posted on 07/17/2009 5:04:30 PM PDT
( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
To: nuconvert; FARS
My eyes are shot and I have to hit the rack. I trust the crowds will continue to grow even larger in many cities throughout Iran in the months ahead.
Give no rest to the puppet clown and his masters.
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