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This is the month of blood

On 9th day of moharam, one day before the main war between Imam Hossein and his fellows and Yazid's army, after so many years Iranians, most young girls and boys came to the streets to shout what they began
from months ago, after presidential election in Iran.

From 12 oclock at noon, a rally began from Ferdowsi SQ toward Enghlab the common place most of the protest is formed and they're shouting: in mah mahe khune,syed Ali sarnegune"(this is month of blood and syed Ali {Iran's supreme leader} will be downfall), also down with dictator,etc.

It's said there are clashes in Imam Hossein SQ, the beginning of Enghelab st, before ferdowsi sq. every body who's going toward this sq is beaten severely by basiji's, Guard and plain clothes. Youth are fighting back with them, of course with no weapon and one of other slogan and mottos is "tup,tank,basiji digar asar nadarad" (means tank, no weapon and Basijis has no power and can't do anything). it's refering to one of slogans of 1978 revolution rallies.

all drivers are pushing and using their horns to annoy police and basijiis to show support. motorbyke riders (basijis) are running over people's and hit them and go over them. people are trying to have a peacful rally but authorities can't bear and accept any opposition rally.

Comments

Thank you for keeping us informed on what is happening in Iran. This is too important to ignore and information must be spread of the news on the ground. I was happy to see that Neda was chosen as the Times UK Person of the Year.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article6967927.ece

[excerpt] Neda Soltan was not political. She did not vote in the Iranian presidential election on June 12. The young student was appalled, however, by the way that the regime shamelessly rigged the result and reinstalled Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ignoring the pleas of her family, she went with her music teacher eight days later to join a huge opposition demonstration in Tehran.

“Even if a bullet goes through my heart it’s not important,” she told Caspian Makan, her fiancé. “What we’re fighting for is more important. When it comes to taking our stolen rights back we should not hesitate. Everyone is responsible. Each person leaves a footprint in this world.”

Ms Soltan, 26, had no idea just how big a footprint she would leave. Hours after leaving home, she was indeed shot, by a government militiaman, as she and other demonstrators chanted: “Death to the dictator.”

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