Saturday, June 20, 2009

Postcards From the Edge of Democracy

There are too many reports of violence in the streets of Tehran to ignore. There's always the danger of creating an echo chamber and also the government seems dedicated to disseminating false information about the theocracy in Iran which is doing everything but guarding its citizens. Nonetheless, many of these are individual eye witness accounts from people on the streets and in the mainstream media chronicling violence between the Revolutionary Guard and Basiji and the largely unarmed protesters.
STICK TOGETHER! RT FROM IRAN: NOW / HARD conflict between the people and the Special Guard #iranelection #gr8830 minutes ago from web

RT from Iran: rally is on and police clashing with protesters - But people are bravely standing up and fight for the freedom #iranelection

MoraJamesLaw RT @Iran 5:33 They are throwing Teargas constantly people: down with khamene'i #iranelection

LaraABCNews Reports of thousands protesting, police using tear gas & water cannons. Hard to confirm from M camp with much of it arrested. #Iranelection

dl004d CNN is showing Iran coverage (of what's on Twitter), while Fox News is showing a tire-changing competition. #IranElection #Tehran #Iran (so much for Republican dedication to Iranian democracy)

loreleisigma Rt UNCONF. Houses in alleys opening doors 2 injured protestors, 1 source reports hallway is full of beaten ppl, many crying...#IranElection

namnamir RT Breaking news--Press TV: "bombing hits mausoleum of imam khomeini in south tehran" #iranelection less than 10 seconds ago from web

Moonpiesky RT @frittle00: RT from Iran: 5:55 -Houses in alleys opening doors to injured protestors,hallways full of beaten people! #iranelection #GR88 less than 10 seconds ago from TweetDeck

psf14tc Tear gas used at Enghelob sq to disperse the crowd! #iran #iranelection #tehran #gr88 less than 10 seconds ago from web

farangisari Teargas and watercanons being used on protesters. Gunshots being fired in the air NOT on people. Alot of them being hold back #iranelection less than 10 seconds ago from web

Griffard Warnign shots now replaced by shooting directly at crowd in in Azadi ST #iranelection less than 20 seconds ago from web

MoraJamesLaw RT @oxfordgirl: two blasts hit Imam shrine. This is gov not Mousavi. Attempt to blacken name of Mousavi etc as anti Islam. #iranelection ... less than 10 seconds ago from TweetDeck

iransofaraway RT @nut_cookie Again, the only source in regards 2 explosion & location is same government blocking information. Remember that #IranElection

freeiran2009 #iranelection: message to goverment agencies monitoring twitter: report back to Khamenei that we are motivated and ready to die half a minute ago from web

LaraABCNews eyewitness in Tehran by email: They've blocked all routes leading to Enghelab Square. There are skirmishes at every blockade #Iranelection half a minute ago from web

LaraABCNews "There are riot guards, rev. guards, basijis & police wearing plain clothes but they have shields and they are wielding clubs" #iranelection less than 20 seconds ago from web

CyberIranian RT shooting into unarmed crowd!! #Iran #IranElection #gr88 #Tehran #mousavi #freeiran #iranians #iran #iran09 less than 10 seconds ago from web

Flowersophy (my eyes and ears on the ground, thankfully, is back) DONT SPLIT! RT from Iran: Clashes broke out in Azadi Sq. They have beaten people around there. #Iranelection #gr88 less than 20 seconds ago from web

Flowersophy RT from Iran: Teenage govt agents in plain clothes roaming in packs, attacking crowds one person at a time. #IranElection #gr883 minutes ago from web (Now they're using teenagers like Hitler used the Nazi Youth League toward the end?)

FlowersophyRT from Iran: AntiRiot police has used extreme violence to disperse crowds. Crowds forced to go to alleys and laneways. #Iranelection #gr885 minutes ago from web

GenericKetchup RT @lalalalu: According to people on the ground, Iranian State Television Reported on the blast, BEFORE it actually went off. #IranElection less than 10 seconds ago from web

Nico Pitney of the Huff Po, as always, is also live-blogging the protests in Tehran, as is Andrew Sullivan.


At June 20, 2009 at 1:33 PM, Anonymous Steven N. said...

dl004d: "CNN is showing Iran coverage (of what's on Twitter), while Fox News is showing a tire-changing competition. #IranElection #Tehran #Iran (so much for Republican dedication to Iranian democracy)"

LIAR! I am watching FOX right now, and it's non-stop coverage. Keep your agenda out of this!

At June 20, 2009 at 1:41 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Dude, that was a couple of hours ago when I relayed that from someone else's post. Please try to keep up or do I have to get out the little rubber bouncing ball so you can keep up with the faster kids? I mean, I know you're a Fox viewer but there's still a learning curve and you guys aren't big fans of Affirmative Action as it is.


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