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Breaking: Anti-Government demonstrations in Iran
iran ^ | 6/10/03 | iran

Posted on 06/10/2003 1:59:30 PM PDT by freedom44

Taking regular calls from within Iran. Tehran, Shiraz, Esfahan opposition television is reporting demonstrations inside of Iran.

Persian BBC and Iranian student agency have reported the demonstrations started 2 hours ago.

Demonstrators are in the thousands. Regime has sent out forces to disperse, but so far it's consistent.

Will keep you up to date.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; iranreform; mrstumov; southasia

1 posted on 06/10/2003 1:59:30 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: Doctor Stochastic; SJackson; knighthawk; McGavin999; Stultis; river rat; Live free or die; ...
on or off iran ping

Student caller from Tehran is saying this is a purely symbolic of things to come.
2 posted on 06/10/2003 2:00:29 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: freedom44
"A chill wind" blowing in Iran?
3 posted on 06/10/2003 2:01:47 PM PDT by SquirrelKing (Mad enough to eat BB's and crap ten-penny nails.)
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To: freedom44
Not long ago, someone posted an upcoming date for demonstrations including a national student demonstration in Iran. Is this the start or does anyone have access to the date from that posting?
4 posted on 06/10/2003 2:02:11 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: freedom44
The big stuff is almost exactly a week from today. JULY 9th, keep that date in mind! It's gonna be BIG.
5 posted on 06/10/2003 2:02:16 PM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: freedom44

I am told that July will be decisive. Any significant anniversaries or marches?

Be Seeing You,

Chris

6 posted on 06/10/2003 2:02:25 PM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi has returned! Tanned, rested, and ready.....)
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To: johniegrad
July 9th.
7 posted on 06/10/2003 2:02:26 PM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: xm177e2
Thanks.
8 posted on 06/10/2003 2:03:23 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: freedom44
If only this could be happening in Havana as well.
9 posted on 06/10/2003 2:03:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: freedom44
Hey hey, Ho ho, False imams have got to go!
10 posted on 06/10/2003 2:04:12 PM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: headsonpikes
I wonder if the U.S. has any assets in the area giving help...

alot easier then sending in 200K troops.....
11 posted on 06/10/2003 2:09:24 PM PDT by vin-one (I wish i had something clever to put in this tag)
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To: xm177e2
The big stuff is almost exactly a week month from today. JULY 9th, keep that date in mind! It's gonna be BIG.
12 posted on 06/10/2003 2:20:31 PM PDT by Eala ("Here in France I feel at home." --Madonna. So go already.)
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To: xm177e2
I have heard much about the protests scheduled for July 9th, but what was scheduled for next week?

Does anyone know of current news sources on today's demonstrations?
13 posted on 06/10/2003 2:30:44 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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To: freedom44
"Student caller from Tehran is saying this is a purely symbolic of things to come."

That's what I was thinking...preview of July 9.

Thanks for the ping. Things are going to get very interesting. Keep these reports coming. Thanks!

14 posted on 06/10/2003 2:31:21 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -- P.J.)
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To: freedom44
So basically freedom is coming to Iran.. This year is going to be very interesting in the Middle East.
15 posted on 06/10/2003 2:48:15 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: freedom44
New sign at Iran/Iraq border crossings:


16 posted on 06/10/2003 2:49:35 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Freedom: America's finest export.)
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To: dixiechick2000
Is this the Iranian version of Tien an Men Square?
17 posted on 06/10/2003 2:51:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Hopefully, not. But, I don't think the mullahs are just going to roll over...
18 posted on 06/10/2003 2:52:30 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -- P.J.)
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To: dfwgator
Or maybe the Iranian version of the 1956 Hungarian Revolt, or the 1991 Iraqi Shiite/Kurd rebellion?

Time will tell.
19 posted on 06/10/2003 2:54:42 PM PDT by Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
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To: Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek

Or maybe the Iranian version of the 1956 Hungarian Revolt, or the 1991 Iraqi Shiite/Kurd rebellion?

I doubt it. The regime's forces, mostly Arab, would be stupid to fire on the majority Persian Iranians. If they do, the regular Iranian military and even the IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) will move to defend the people from the foreign mercenaries, a' la the Bastille.

20 posted on 06/10/2003 3:38:03 PM PDT by Sparta (Tagline removed by moderator)
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To: DoctorZIn; Eala
Sorry, I said week but I meant month (at least I got the date right). Sheesh. Thanks for the correction, Eala.
21 posted on 06/10/2003 5:39:32 PM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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