Day of mourning & protest

Police clash with mourners in Tehran and other cities

BBC: Baton-wielding Iranian police have clashed with mourners holding memorials for those killed in post-election violence, reports say. State TV said police used teargas to disperse crowds from the grave of Neda Agha Soltan, whose death became a symbol of post-election unrest. Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi tried to join the mourners but police forced him to leave, witnesses said. Further confrontations were reported at a second gathering in central Tehran. Several hundred people defied a heavy police presence to gather at the Grand Mossala prayer area, witnesses said >>>

Behesht e Zahra. Clip shows thousands:

Sohrab Arabi's brother and mother address the crowd:

Karroubi at Behesht e Zahra:

A thug tells people at Neda's grave that they only have 5 minutes to do their fateheh and leave. Later, the clip says, he attacks people:

Marg bar in dolat e mardom farib; Ta Ahmadinejadeh, har rooz hamin basaateh; dolat e koodeta, estefa, estefa:

Injured man:

Zendani e siasi azad bayad gardad:

Near seda o sima on Vali e Asr:Toop tank basiji digar asar nadarad:

Marg bar Khamenei:

Yousefabad, Tehran is in chaos:


Seyyed Khandan, chorus of hunks:

Abbas Abad, hunking cars:

"Neda ye ma namordeh, een dolateh keh mordeh"

Protests in Isfahan; they were attacked later:

Protest in Shiraz:

Protest in Arak:

Protests in Rasht. Clip says thought the protests were peaceful, they were eventually attacked by the thugs:


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Great Iranians

by Leonis on

Iranians have repeatedly shown their superiority in ART, BUSINESS and SCIENCE all around the word, particularly in USA ...... and their inferiority with Islam in Iran.

Denounce this SADISTIC, BRUTAL religion.


Freedom in Iran

by Leonis on

With Islam, no matter who are the rulers; there will be no justice, no human dignity, no civility and ultimately no FREEDOM.

Iran is blessed with richest natural resources, and yet, the paople are the poorest. Don't you people have enough of it?

Islam is an insult to human dignity. denounce this brutal and barbaric religion of intolerance, stupidity and ignorance.

rosie is roxy is roshan

Regular police and army and other supporters

by rosie is roxy is roshan on

As we now know, many members of the regular police and regular army have been distinguishing themselves clearly from the Guards and the Baasij in ways that probably could be harmful to themselves, such as publicly showing the V sign (which means victory AND peace) in solidarity with the movement yesterday, no doubt in full view of their superiors, and helpfully guiding the mourners to the grave. I want to talk about another group of people who have been trying to do the same since the beginning.

I read press tv every day. Since the beginning, there have been hatchet jobs on articles reflecting deep shisms and battles taking place from reporting through editing to publication. And not infrequently after publication. Whole articles favorable to the movement have been posted then deleted. Others have appeared with strong language which has been deleted and changed to white bread, and they have been moved to the bottom.

Today the coverage of yesterday's events came out with language favorable to the movement and was relegated to the bottom. Now it has been moved to the top and the language intensified. I am providing the link to the article but I have also copied the text in case it is removed. ( The photo shows the mourners holding up the V sign: victory and peace.  Also the original title did not have the word PROTESTERS, just MOURNERS, and the mourners making the V sign did not have black masks.

You have to understand that people do what they can. While Iran has become in the last weeks the 'largest prison for journalists in the world", before even China (Reporters Without Borders), they have done their best, in the face of possible grave consequences. You have to ask yourself, would it have been better if they had just quit their jobs instead of from the get-go fighting the IRI propaganda apparatus from within?

These people deserve to be acknowledged and respected as individuals.




Text of today's article currently on top of the page of Press TV:

TITLE: On mourning day, Iran police arrest 50 protestersFri, 31 Jul 2009 13:10:54 GMT :

PHOTO CAPTION: Iranian protestors flash the victory sign and hold green ribbons in a memorial ceremony at the Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery, Thursday, July 30, 2009. Iranian police fired tear gas and used batons to disperse thousands of mourners.

ARTICLE TEXT: At least 50 Iranians were arrested when thousands of people gathered in Tehran and other cities to commemorate those killed in the country's post-election unrest, a senior police official says.

Mourners swarmed Tehran's main cemetery, Behesht-e-Zahra, on Thursday on the 40th day since the death of Neda Agha-Soltan, a young woman whose death shocked Iranians and people around the world, and a number of others.

A vast deployment of anti-riot police, who used tear gas and batons, were on the scene to maintain order after former presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi arrived at the cemetery to visit the victim's graves and offer prayers.

He, however, was barred by the police from leaving his car, turning the gathering violent.

"About 50 of the participants of yesterday's gatherings were arrested, but most of them were released shortly after their detention," Tehran police commander Brigadier General Azizollah Rajabzadeh said Friday.

The protests, which spread to other districts in the capital city following the Behesht-e-Zahra gathering, were also used by Iranian opposition to once again question the outcome of the disputed June presidential election.

The opposition claims the election, in which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected by a landslide, was “fraudulent”.

Thousands of mourners and protestors gathered around the Grand Mosalla, an enormous half-built mosque in central Tehran, but were dispersed by security forces.

Brig. Gen. Rajabzadeh said the detainees who had major roles in yesterday's unrest would be handed to Judiciary officials, the Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA) reported.

At least 30 people, according to Iranian lawmaker Farhad Tajari, were killed in post-election violence in Iran.

Tehran's police commander said no police officers were injured in yesterday's protests. There are no reports available of possible casualties and injuries among protesters.



Thanks, opposition at press tv!


(Every minute changing: now just in my retrieving the link, they got the photo of the V sign on the front page, and I realized the masks are to protect the identities of the mourners. In the original photo you could see their faces. They have also not published the Jannati statements).



High Quality Video from July 30 (British Channel 4 News)

by yolanda on

This video says that Iranian policemen showed "V" sign to the mourners, Wow!


rosie is roxy is roshan

Ignore previous content of this post,

by rosie is roxy is roshan on

it was supposed to be posted on a different thread. I have another post I am writing for this thread.

Mea culpa.

David ET

Dear Setareh

by David ET on

Yes , slogans are from yesterday 

People started asking for their vote back (no to Ahmadinajd) which were responded with beating, imprsionment and bullets authorized by Khamenei. As the regime continued its oppression under leadership of Khamenei, the slogans developed to death to dictator, to Khamenei  and now directly calling him a murderer .

and now we even hear the calls for a secular Iranian  Republic . People have now crossed out the (Islamic) out of the republic:

(See the top of my blogs:   xxxxxxx Republic of Iran )

As usual The people are few steps ahead of the reformist leaders:

Independence, Freedom and Iranian Republic

Nov 2008: //

Feb 2009: // 

Setareh Cheshmakzan

دیوید خان!

Setareh Cheshmakzan

شعار پشت اتوبوس خیلی با حال بود !!  عجب جرئتی!  فکر کن این اتوبوس که توی خیابان (شاید بدون دانش راننده) حرکت می کنه، چه منظره زیبایی داره!!!   :)

  من هنوز ویدیو هارو تماشا نکردم ولی این شعار هایی که شما نوشتید همه از توی تظاهرات و توی ایرانه؟

سبز و سلامت باشید 

Setareh Cheshmakzan

محسنی عزیز

Setareh Cheshmakzan

خیلی عالی بود.  من به آینده امیدوارم ...  

سبز و سلامت باشید


David ET

slogan to the point today:

by David ET on

خامنهای قاتله، ولایتش باطله

"Khamenei is a murderer, His Leadership is void "


"Azadi, Esteghlal, Jomhorieh Irani"

:Freedom, Independence, Iranian Republic



also on the bus: "Death to Khamenei "  






by Monda on

did you hear people set fire at seda sima in tabriz? 


THANKS A LOT GS for these clips!

by Monda on

I wonder what happened after the 5 minute fateheh at Neda's.

Sohrab's mother and brother really touched my heart with their strength, courage and civility. 




by mohseni on


Ghormeh Sabzi

by minadadvar on

Thanks X 70,000,000 and more.


Thank you!

by yolanda on

Thank you for posting all the videos so quickly. We will not forget the brave Iranian people! I am just glad that the videos keep popping up like mushroom right after IRI arrested 2 people for uploading protest videos in Iran.

 Thank you!!!

rosie is roxy is roshan

Thank you so much, sweet pea

by rosie is roxy is roshan on

You do know how important the work you do here is, don't you?