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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Massacre in Tehran?

That seems to be the word coming from Twitter today. Major demonstrations were broken up by tear Here are some of the examples.




Lalezar Sq is same as Baharestan - unbelevable - ppls murdered everywhere

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Heavy conflict between protestors and special guards at Sa'adi cinema intersection

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Today in Baharestan not only tear gas was used, they also severely attacked people with batons & cables.

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Young men & women being shot, thrown off of bridges; chopped with axes

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Baharestan Sq. was Tiananmen Sq. today-just vicious violent dont know what to call them, they're not human

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just in from Baharestan Sq - situation today is terrible - they beat the ppls like animals

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Gunshots Being Heard From Aazadi St

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reports of street fighting in Vanak Sq, Tajrish sq, Azadi Sq - now

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Everybody is under arrest & cant move - Mousavi - Karroubi even rumour Khatami is in house guard

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In a blatant act of defiance, a group of Mullahs took to the streets of Tehran

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Security forces firing weapons beat protesters in Tehran; witness on CNN say they beat people like "animals."

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Baharestan we saw militia with axe choping ppl like meat - blood everywhere -

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baharestan eye witness said busses being unloaded, ppl thrown off bridges, hundreds with clubs beating everyone like animals

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Lalezar Sq is same as Baharestan - unbelevable - ppls murdered everywhere

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they pull away the dead into trucks - like factory

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helicopters all over the city finding protesters/telling guards so thy can go attack

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Here is the most popular and most graphic tweet currently.


in Baharestan we saw militia w axe choping ppl like meat -blood everywhere-like butcher

There are a plethora of tweets about a massacre between police and protestors at Baharestan Square. Here's a transcript of an eye witness account.



Yes, it was uh, 5:30, I was going uh towards uh Baharestan with my friends, and uh this was everyone not only just supporters of one candidate the other, eh everyone all of my friends we were going to Baharestan to express our opposition to these killings these days and demanding freedom, uh, but uh the black uh clad police, they stop everyone at sadi(sp?) they let uh, they en, they um uh emptied the busses, uh, that were taking people there and let the private cars go on and uh we went on until faredosee(sp?) and then all of a sudden some 500 people with clubs and woods they uh came out of hidayan(sp?) mosque and they pulled into the streets and they uh started beating everyone and they they uh, they tried to beat everyone on sadi(sp?) bridge and um throwing them off of the bridge and...
There's also several tweets that Mousavi and other leaders of the opposition are either under house arrest or unable to move. There is also a twitter rumor going around that a group of renegade Mullahs have taken to the streets in solidarity with the protestors.

Meanwhile, CNN is reporting of significant violence at the Parliament.




Security forces wielding clubs and firing weapons beat back demonstrators who flocked to a Tehran square Wednesday to continue protests, with one witness saying security forces beat people like “animals.”

At least two trusted sources described wild and violent conditions at a part of Tehran where protesters had planned to demonstrate.

“They were waiting for us,” the source said. “They all have guns and riot uniforms. It was like a mouse trap


The videos are also trickling in from today's clashes.








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