UPDATE: ABC reports: Iranian protesters took to the streets
today as they do every Nov. 4 to mark the 30th anniversary of the U.S. embassy
takeover. But this year, opponents of the Iranian regime used the government
sanctioned day of street demonstrations to challenge the hard line
administration. While supporters of the regime led chants of "death to America,"
crowds nearby shouted "death to the dictator," a veiled reference to President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his political ally, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali
Khamenei. And via this video report, CNN adds the protestors had
a direct message for America's president too: "You're Either With Us or With
Them" (hat tip Dan)
Watch the last 10 seconds …………..
Death to Dictators.
These people dying for freedom would have half a chance if the President of the US would stop supporting the Islamic slaughterers in power. The worst president at the worst time. Obama wants to enrich their uranium. Got that?
How brave these Iranians are, knowing the penalty and torture for marching for freedom ….
Large areas of Tehran are in chaos as troops fire tear gas and beat antigovernment protesters on the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Embassy's seizure. Demonstrations erupt in other cities as well.
Reporting from Tehran and Beirut –
stretches of the Iranian capital erupted in chaos and violence today as
antigovernment protesters and security forces clashed on the 30th
anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy by radical students.
Amateur videotape also purported to show small, boisterous
demonstrations in the Caspian Sea city of Rasht, the southwestern city
of Ahvaz and the eastern city of Mashhad.
For the first time in months, there were also credible reports and
video footage of a sizable demonstration on the campus of the main
university in the northwestern city of Tabriz, the capital of Iran's
ethnic Azeri region and historically a hotbed of political activity.
As dusk settled, protesters in Tehran continued to gather in the
streets and prepare for what they predicted would be a long night of
clashes with security forces stationed at main squares around the
"I was beaten up by a baton so badly that one policeman begged his
colleague to have pity on me and stop beating me," said one protester,
a 54-year-old mother of three who asked that her name not be published.
"But I am not scared. I will keep protesting until the end."
Today's demonstration did not appear to be as large as the huge marches
that erupted after the disputed June 12 reelection of President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad. But the protest, the largest in six weeks, struck at one
of the ideological pillars of the Islamic Republic by showing that a
sizable chunk of Iranians disagree with hard-liners' anti-American
Though the demonstration stemmed from the contested election, America's
tangled 56-year relationship with Iran took center stage.
As Ahmadinejad's allies blasted U.S. foreign policy during an official
rally attended by tens of thousands of schoolchildren bused in the for
the event and government supporters, a leading reformist cleric and
architect of the Islamic Revolution issued a provocative statement
describing the storming of the U.S. mission in Tehran as a mistake.
"Considering the negative repercussions and the high sensitivity which
was created among the American people and which still exists, it was
not the right thing to do," Ayatollah Hossein Montazeri said in a
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