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Basij Deployed All Over Tehran

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The Huffington Post Reports:

8:09 AM ET — Heavy presence of security forces reported. Information is hard to come by right now but multiple reports suggest that security forces are out in droves. From Reuters: “Witnesses said they had seen Basij Islamic militia deploying across Tehran and one resident saw at least three buses full of Basij heading for the capital from the nearby city of Karaj on Saturday, as well as four trucks full of the motorcycles used by Basij militiamen during previous demonstrations.”

Also, from 15 minutes ago: “Iranian riot police were deployed in Tehran blocking off the area where supporters of defeated candidates had planned the rally.”

AP: “Firetrucks took up positions in Revolution Square, the site of the planned gathering, and riot police surrounded Tehran University, the site of recent clashes between protesters and security forces, one witness said.”

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