Protesters in Iran met with tear gas, batons
CNN / Reza Sayah and Moni Basu
09-Jul-2009 (10 comments)

Ianian pro-government Basij militia members dispersed crowds of protesters in Tehran Thursday -- sometimes with force -- according to a journalist on the scene. The demonstration is taking place on the 10th anniversary of a student uprising that, at the time, posed the biggest threat to the Islamic regime since its inception in 1979. The protesters are using the anniversary to resume demonstrations against the outcome of the June 12 presidential election. An estimated 2,000 to 3,000 people crowded the streets and headed toward Tehran University, the site of the 1999 student uprising. Several protesters were hit on the arms and backs by the Basij, the journalist reported. The militia tried to persuade one man, whose face was bleeding, to get into an ambulance, but he refused.

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Dear Capt

by minadadvar on

The latest news confirms tens of thousands of protesters, just in Teharn.  Wow!! "Doroud bar" all courageous Iranians.   


Anony Observer

by capt_ayhab on

Thanks for sharing, I most definitely shall. 



Down with IRI and its supporters...

by Anonymous Irani (not verified) on

A beautiful rendition of response to AN's khaar-o-khaashaak:


Anonymous Observer


by Anonymous Observer on

I have posted a lot of videos on my post as well (just above yours in Persian on the "featured news" section).  Take a look.  The last one I posted is great.  It shows the people chant "natarseed, natarseed, ma hameh ba ham hasteem" when they're confronted by the Basijis and are tear gassed.  How brave!  I wish I was with them.   


teargased woman

by capt_ayhab on




by capt_ayhab on



18 Tir - Tehran

by capt_ayhab on



Another video

by S.L. (not verified) on

Mardom Mazloom

See this manifestation at Valiassr today

by Mardom Mazloom on

People were numerous

‫چو ایران نباشد، تن من مباد


Reza Sayah has proven to be an unreliable reporter

by wgm1919 on

I wish what they report on CNN about Iran's demonstrations (and I am only talking about number of people who demonstrate) were true. This fellow Reza Sayah (I think he is paki) has proven to be unreliable. In the past he reported numbers in demonstration after he was kicked out of Iran which came up  not to be true (because it was later reported that in those days that he was reporting the numbers, in fact there were no demos).

So lets hope we will find reliable sources of reporting out of Iran.