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kyrah: Riots in Tabriz, Mashad, Isfahan, Ahwaz - government using violence [confirmed]

Most of the information I'm seeing is based out of Tehran.  But there are continual reports of widespread shooting, rioting, and protests in all the major cities.

Apparently the basij are behind most of it with some support from the Revolutionary Guard.  (?)  

There are continual reports the military is refusing to get involved in the repression and the police are not reliable, i.e., some are going against the regime.  There are also unconfirmed reports some police have 'turned' and joined the protests.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Jun 20th, 2009 at 01:03:49 PM EST

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