Thursday, June 25, 2009

What Are They Doing?

iran, elections, protests
What are they doing in Iran? To their own citizens? Why?

An Iranian gives her eye-witness report on today's atrocities carried out against non-violent protesters on the streets of Tehran. Further accounts online paint a similar grim picture. From persiankiwi's excellent twitter page:

all shops was closed - nowhere to go - they follow ppls with helicopters - smoke and fire is everywhere #Iranelectionabout 4 hours ago from web

ppl run into alleys and militia standing there waiting - from 2 sides they attack ppl in middle of alleys #Iranelectionabout 4 hours ago from web

saw 7/8 militia beating one woman with baton on ground - she had no defense nothing - #Iranelection sure that she is deadabout 5 hours ago from web

they were waiting for us - they all have guns and riot uniforms - it was like a mouse trap - ppl being shot like animals #Iranelectionabout 5 hours ago from web

I see many ppl with broken arms/legs/heads - blood everywhere - pepper gas like war - #Iranelectionabout 5 hours ago from web

Nico Pitney relays from Facebook:

"In Baharestan we saw militia with axe choping ppl like meat - blood everywhere - like butcher . . . Fighting in Vanak Sq, Tajrish sq, Azadi Sq - now . ."

The next time some asshatting teabagger talks about "taking America back", smack them. Hard.


  1. I heard that the government is saying that Neda was killed by a hitman hired by a British journalist. I've also heard them saying that foreigners are causing the riots, and that foreigners are the ones killing the protesters. It's a very bad situation over there right now.

  2. I've found persiankiwi almost three days ago and now he has been quiet for nearly a full day. They took one of his friends. I just hope they didn't find him.

    I have a friend from Tehran. He's in Paris at the moment. Hopefully his family is save.

  3. Revolutions are never tidy....


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