The massive 2009 demonstrations in Tehran started as election fraud protests following the election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. They grew into anti regime protests aimed at the Conservative leadership of Ayatollah Khamenei. The demonstrations went on for days until they were brutally crushed by the police and thousands of the despised Basij auxiliary police forces. Image: Tehran, February 14, 2011
The Financial Times reported much larger numbers than were reported just 24 hours ago for the February 14 demonstrations in Tehran.
“Hundreds of thousands of reform-minded protesters heeded the call and staged the biggest rally in more than a year. At least 150 people were arrested and two were killed, according to official figures.” Najmeh Bozorgmehr, Financial Times, February 16, Tehran
The regime responded with gunfire in some cases and threats to those who opposed the regime – death. Read the rest of this entry »