Tuesday, June 16, 2009

One dead in Tehran

Below is Channel 4's description of the latest events where demonstrators attacked a base belonging to the detested Basij (government militia). The Basij responded with live ammunition killing one and injuring dozens.

This is new. This is big. There has not been political violence in Iran like this since the post revolutionary power struggles of the early 80's. The demonstrations of 99 and 03 with which I am so familiar with never reached the level of intensity that we have seen today. How long will it last ? How violent will it get. These are the questions being asked around the world tonight.

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