Dark Humor and Shouts in Response to Ahmadinejad Speech
New York Times News Blog / Robert Mackey
08-Jul-2009 (one comment)

According to Ramin Mostaghim, reporting from Tehran for the Los Angeles Times, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s address to the Iranian people on state television on Tuesday failed to quell protests against the disputed election Mr. Ahmadinejad says he won:"During and after his speech, Iranians in various neighborhoods climbed to their rooftops and stepped out into their rooftops to chant “God is great,” and “Death to the dictator” in what has become a nightly protest against Ahmadinejad and in support of former Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi, his chief rival." Some Iranian bloggers joked that an insect that Mr. Ahmadinejad could be seen flailing at during his address was later “arrested by security forces.” On the Twitter feed IranRiggedElect, an anonymous blogger noted: "Joke spreading: The bug that bugged Ahmadinejad has now been arrested and soon to confess on state TV."The same blogger linked to   >>>

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Here's the video clip of his opening statement, showing the arrival of the bug: