Iranian revolution becomes bloody

Daily Mail:
A videos posted on social media appeared to show two young Iranian men lying motionless on the ground and covered with blood and a voiceover said they had been shot dead by police.

It claimed security forces fired on protesters in the western town of Dorud and killed at least two as other protesters in the same video were chanting, 'I will kill whoever killed my brother!'.

Other videos showed protesters setting fire to a government office in the city of Khorramabad while in the capital Tehran, demonstrators were filmed tearing down a picture of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Demonstrators attacked a town hall in Tehran as protests spilled into a third night despite government warnings against any further 'illegal gatherings' and moves to cut off the internet on mobiles.

After a day of clashes between rock throwing protesters and riot police, who responded with tear gas, at Tehran University, the demonstrations continued after dark and spread across the country.

There was chaos earlier around the capital's university as hundreds took to the streets, blocking traffic and shouting slogans against the regime.

Travel restrictions and a near-total media blackout from official agencies, made it difficult to confirm the reports.

The demonstrations appear to be the largest to strike the Islamic Republic since the protests that followed the country's disputed 2009 presidential election.

Thousands already have taken to the streets of cities across Iran, beginning at first on Thursday in Mashhad, the country's second-largest city and a holy site for Shiite pilgrims.
The protests do not seem to fit the mainstream media's favored narrative so they have been largely ignored despite the streams of video and photographs showing the demonstrations and the latest turn to violence. The media approach has been mainly focused on protests over economic policy while ignoring the "death to the dictator" chants.

The Financial Times reports:

Videos on social media showed demonstrators in western Tehran tearing up a banner of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader and ultimate decision-maker. In other cities, protesters chanted “death to Khamenei” and called for the removal of clerics from power.

In the northern city of Rasht, protesters chanted “independence, freedom, Iranian Republic” — a rallying cry against the Islamic republic.
That is the real story of this revolution.

This time there is a US President who supports the aspirations of the people of Iran.


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