New Pictures from today's bloodshed (and the media keeps talking about the addict MJ)
7:28 pm: Perhaps the impotent and perfidious media can stop saying alleged. Check out this video, where you see the Basij firing at people from rooftops. It was shot on the 20th, giving a stark aerial view of the chaos at the start of the brutal crackdown.
hat tip Banafsheh
3:45 pm: First video of violence today. More of Obama's "lively debate":
Some described scenes of brutality, telling The Associated Press that some protesters suffered broken bones and alleging that police beat an elderly woman, prompting a screaming match with young demonstrators who then fought back. The reports could not be independently verified because of tight restrictions imposed on journalists in Iran.
3:00 pm: My piece in Canada Free Press on the media's silence on Iran. It seems the media and Obama share the delusion if they don't cover it, then it ain't happening. Sort of like ....if a tree falls in the forest. This is, if a news story isn't covered, did it happen?
Video from today
John Jay on why there are no stringers in Iran (apart from the fact that most Middle Eastern stringers are Palestinians, and we know whose side they're on).
2:55 pm: Tightening the fiscal screws: Insurance companies are not paying for the damages to people's home or car. Insurance companies are telling people, "We are asked not to help 'rioters'".
2:05 pm: TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- A 19-year-old woman who was wounded by Iranian paramilitary forces with clubs escaped with her camera and shared her photos with CNN -- after tricking a paramilitary soldier into thinking she had given him the images on a disk.
The woman -- whose identity is being withheld by CNN -- said Sunday that on the previous day "the streets were full of guards and policemen."
"They were hitting everyone, and everywhere was fire because of the tear gas they throw at us," she said.
She was walking to Freedom Square in Tehran with a group of fellow demonstrators, but the Basij -- voluntary paramilitary forces that answer to the government -- wouldn't let them get through, she said.
They warned the group to turn around. "They said, 'Just run, and don't even walk.' We were just running away -- and we were hit, of course," she said.
It was too crowded to flee quickly, she said. "I said, 'I can't run. How can I run? It's so crowded in here.' Watch the iReporter talk about the pictures she took »
"He hit me and he was twice [as big] as me -- he was so big. And I said, 'You want to hit me?' And he said, 'Yes' and then he hit me with a club."
She told CNN a Basij member hit her with a club, and then her foot was hit by a stone.
"Today I couldn't go out because my foot was injured and I couldn't run anymore. And I was sure: If I go out, I'm going to die. So I didn't go out today."
The group fought back by throwing stones at the soldiers, she said. "We had nothing to defend ourselves. Just the smallest stones we throw at them."
There were many women among the crowd of demonstrators trying to get to Freedom Square, she said. "We gave the boys the stones because we can't throw them so far. We gave them the stones, and we said the slogans."
The young woman said many in Iran think Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is lying about the results of the June 12 election, in which incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner with more than 62 percent of the vote.
"We don't care who is the president now," she said. "We had rather [opposition candidate Mir Hossein] Moussavi, but now when our leader says it was fair and we know that it's not, I think that it's about our country. We want the truth."
She said her father, after learning of all that had transpired, said to her, "I'm so lucky that you're alive."
1:50 pm: Mousavi is dropping the ball. I hope the Iranian people follow suit and drop him and get behind a real reformer. They need a leader.
From the tweet deck:
Clashes are continuing
Rafsanjani: secret "agents" are creating a gap between people and the system.
Rafsanjani: Dysfunctions should not increase grudge & division b/w ppl, obstacles & problems should be eliminated w/ cooperat'
Mousavi could not join people today but apparently he's spoken to them through a mobile & a loudspeaker
Minutes ago: Ghoba Mosque closed, but more than 20,000 ppl around chanting against regime, some clashes, more trying join
12:43 pm Tweetdeck: There are reports of clash between military forces and people
Thousands used the anniversary of 7th. tir martyrs memorial at the Ghoba mosque to take to the streets.
Iran arrests local staff of British Embassy Jihadwatch
Continuing the campaign against Great Satan 2.0, in a move evocative of the U.S. Embassy hostage crisis three decades ago. "Britain assails Iran over embassy staff detentions," by Karin Laub for the Associated Press, June 28:
Iranian authorities have detained several local employees of the British Embassy in Iran, a move that Britain's foreign secretary Sunday called "harassment and intimidation."
Iranian media reported Sunday that eight local embassy staff were detained for an alleged role in postelection protests, but gave no further details. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said the employees were detained Saturday, but did not say how many were taken into custody.
12:30 pm: O-vomit moment: Obama officials say talks with Iran still possible
We have no guts, no pride, and no humanity now? That's the change people voted for?
Tweets: All streets & alleys leading to Ghoba mosque are loaded with people.
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — About 5,000 protesters marched slowly and silently through Tehran on Sunday near a mosque where the government was allowing a demonstration for the first time in days.
Twitter is reporting tens of thousands, many sources.
Authorities are riding on motorcycles alongside the marchers, who are telling each other to walk slowly and drag their feet. Police are telling the demonstrators to move faster.
The marchers are walking from north to south down a major street, Shariati Street, near the Ghoba Mosque, where a memorial is being held in honor of a hero of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Some of the protesters are telling the police that they have the legal right to protest in peace.All previous Atlas Iran revolution liveblog archives here.
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