April 9, 2009
Something very Interesting is going on under the surface of the Spin in Iran.
Iranian police clash with opposition protesters
TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian security forces beat anti-government protesters with batons and fired tear gas Wednesday on the sidelines of state-sanctioned rallies to mark the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover, witnesses and state media reported.
The counter-demonstrations were the opposition's first major show of force on the streets of Tehran since mid-September rallies that coincided with state-backed protests against Israel.
Many marchers wore green scarves or wristbands that symbolized the campaign of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, who claims President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stole the June election from him through fraud. Mousavi and his allies, including former President Mohammad Khatami, appeared to encourage opposition protesters to stay on the streets.
The System of Propaganda and the Spew is being seen through by the people of Iran, very obvious by the efforts of the Military to crush and resistance to the NORMAL PROPAGANDA.
The contrasts in the latest protest wave were stark: people chanting "Death to America" outside the former embassy while opposition marchers nearby cried "Death to the Dictator."
Interesting that the usual STAGED GOVERNMENT Anit-US Rubbish is being met with such GREEN WAVES OF DECENT A nice development in my opinion.
Witnesses told The Associated Press that security forces — mainly paramilitary units from the elite Revolutionary Guard — swept through several hundred demonstrators at Haft-e-Tir Square in the city center, clubbing, kicking and slapping protesters. The witnesses spoke on condition of anonymity because of fear of reprisals from authorities.
Pro-reform Web sites said police fired into the air to try to clear the square — about half a mile from the annual anti-American gathering outside the former U.S. Embassy. The report could not immediately be independently verified.
The state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported police also used tear gas to disperse protesters in other parts of the city.
Iran's leaders appear to be WORRIED about the people, a good thing!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091104/ap_ ... ea/ml_iran
Bring Em Home Cole