Iranian Opposition Leader Defies Ban– Leads Massive Protest in Tehran (Video) …Update: Gunfire at Rally- At Least 1 Dead …Update: 15 Dead
THOUSANDS RALLY FOR MOUSAVI IN TEHRAN–
Iranian opposition candidate Hossein Mousavi defied the regime and led an illegal protest in Tehran’s Revolution Square today.
Mousavi also asked for a fatwa against Ahmadinijad today.
Here is the first video coming in from Tehran’s Revolution Square:
More… Mousavi greets his supporters at Azadi Square:
The BBC reported:
Defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi has joined a huge rally against the result of last week’s election, defying a government ban.
AFP news agency said Mr Mousavi told a crowd of tens of thousands in Tehran he was ready to take part in a new poll.
Mr Mousavi, who was making his first public appearance since Friday’s vote, believes results were rigged in favour of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Mr Ahmadinejad has dismissed the claims and says the vote was fair.
The demonstrators gathered in Tehran’s Revolution Square, chanting pro-Mousavi slogans as riot police stood by.
Winston reports that up to 1,000,000 attended the massive rally today.
Brave Iranian women block the streets in Tehran. (Flickr)
Iranian protesters kick and beat a Basiji regime guard member. (Flickr)
Iranian activist Banafsheh Zand Bonazzi sends these updates from Iran Press News:
** Rafsanjani’s house is being surrounded by security guards to prevent people from approaching. Rafsanjani who is the head of the Guardian and Expediency councils was charged by Ahmadinejad, who heads up the rival faction.
** Iranian National Football Team have called upon the Iranian people to take the opportunity to turn the Wednesday football match between Iran and Sourth Korea into a continuation of protests. The footballers have said that the people of Iran should seize the opportunity to let the world know of the suffering of the people of Iran and consider this a historical opportunity to stand up to the tyranny of the Islamic rule.
** Ahmadinejad’s trip to Russia which was to take place today, Monday, June 15th has been postponed. Ahmadinejad was to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Conference which is to take place in Moscow. A Russian official said that Ahmadinejad’s trip to Russia has been postponed to an as of yet unspecified date.
** Herana News Agency reports that hundred of detainees arrested during the Saturday and Sunday anti-regime demonstrations have been transferred to Tehran’s infamous Evin prison or a detention camp entitled Camp Kahreezak which is known for its filthy and generally sub par conditions. It is reported that the detainees are being color coded; Moussavi supporters have his name MOUSSAVI written on their clothing in green or red.
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UPDATE: Breaking News is reporting that gunfire was reported at the rally. Former President Khatami called for the election results to be rejected.
UPDATE 2: People are getting killed in Azadi Square at the Mousavi rally. There are dispersed fights in Tehran; sound of shooting heard. Students are being surrounded in Shiraz Uni civil police (Basij) is in fight with people. An AP reporter at the scent said that at least one person is dead.
Another report— Many are wounded.
UPDATE 3: 15 dead at Azadi Square. Breaking News is now reporting 6 dead at Azadi Square.
This is a photo received through Twitter of a man allegedly shot by pro-government militia near a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 15, 2009. This terrible photograph was apparently taken by Associated Press photographer Vahid Salemi. (Flickr)
UPDATE 4: Here are images from Tehran University. The Basiji stormed the campus last night.
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UPDATE 7: The media reported that there were 7-8 killed in the square. There were another 7-8 murdered by the regime at a university campus.