Monday, June 15, 2009

There's something happening here

There's something important happening in Iran. The country is seeing its biggest demonstrations since the overthrow of the Shah in 1979. It is exciting if not a little disturbing to follow it in real time on Twitter. People are posting things as they happen. More photos from the NY Times slide show are here. A very good NPR piece explains it clearly here.

I wrote on Twitter at 8am on June 14:
Tehran becomes Tiananmen RT @HuffPolitics Stunning #iranelection video: cops on motorcycles charge into packed crowd

I kicked myself for using the word Tiananmen, but more and more, I see that word popping up. Let's pray that this can be resolved by peaceful means, but I fear that it can't.

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