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Police Firing on Basij? – Basij Tageting Women – Enghelab Square

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There are unconfirmed reports that in areas of Tehran police began firing on Basij militia. Currently these claims cannot be confirmed.

There are also reports that women have become the main target of the Basij. Women have taken a large part in the protests following the June 12th election, which opposition figures and protesters are calling illegitimate.

There are also reports of increased violence around Enghelab Square, as well as many other places.

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Helicopters Pouring Boiling Water Onto Protesters?

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There are reports coming from Iran that two Helicopters are flying over Tehran and pouring boiling water over the protesters.

Written by eldercato

June 20, 2009 at 11:16

Protests around the world.

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Time — Location — Address

NOW — LONDON — 16 Princes Gate (Iranian Embassy)
5pm, Tonight — VIENNA — Vienna Heroes Square
7pm, Tonight — TORONTO
4pm, Wednesday — BERLIN — Foreign Office, Berlin-mitte, Werderscher Markt
5-9pm, Wednesday — LISBON — Largo do Chiado
6-8pm, Wednesday — COLOGNE, GERMANY — Kölner dom
8pm, Wednesday — MADRID — Iranian Embassy
Wed & Thurs — DUBAI — Iranian Embassy

Many of these cities had protests yesterdays. Check their local newspaper websites for updates. Here is Toronto’s: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/650762.

Guardian Council Says No to Annullment… Unsure on Link to Russia

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The Guardian Council has ruled out annulling the election, according to its spokesman Abbas Ali Kadkhodaee. (Tweet: IranRiggedElect) This will further complicate matters as protesters do not believe recounting is an adequate response. They bring up the fact that many ballot boxes were burned and so obviously cannot be counted.

The only source currently on the link with the Russians is an interview with a respectable analyst on VOA who quoted a revolutionary guard officer. Until that can be seconded it must be regarded as unconfirmed speculation.

Hajarian’s arrest confirmed. Increase of Injured in Isfahan. Protests at Universities

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Hajarian’s arrest has been confirmed by Abtahi’s wife.

Isfahan hospital reports influx of injured people in the past 24 hours.

There are demonstrations at Universities across Iram.  Sharif and Polytechnic faculty have joined the protests.

Shiraz University and Mashad University under attack by Basij

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Reports indicate that the Dean of Shiraz University has resigned amid attacks on his University. Mashad University has also come under attack by Basij forces. Earlier in the day it was reported that all dormitories in both universities were being forcefully evacuated. If this is true it means there should be few unwitting people left, but that remains to be seen as the day progresses. Hopefully the attack will not be as brutal as it was in the Tehran University dormitories.

Today marks the Fourth full day of anticipated protests. Today people in Iran are being called on by the pro-Mousavi camp to go strike. How successful these strikes will be no one is certain.

There are also rumors of another march occuring today, though it is not confirmed at which time it is to occur. Many people said that would be decided after dawn in Tehran.

Reports are that at least twelve people died yesterday in clashes with police and pro-Ahmadinejad supporters. Though devastating the world must be thankful that it was not as bad as it might have been. We can only hope that the level of violence will not escalate.

Guardian Reports 12 Students Killed… Reports of IRCG Arrests

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The Guardian reports that 12 students were killed today in Iran, though the number is expected to rise as more information becomes available and with the new okay from Ahmadinejad to fire on protesters and pro-Mousavi supporters.

There are also reports that of the 16 Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRCG) arrested today, 3 were veterans of the Iran-Iraq war (Mousavi’s potential allies). All 16 were arrested after trying to persuade elements of the Army to intervene on the protester’s behalf. They have reportedly been taken to an undisclosed location in East Tehran.