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Death Toll Rises to 10 as Clashes in Iran Intensify
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Source: New York Times

BEIRUT, Lebanon Iranian police opened fire into crowds of protesters in Tehran on Sunday, killing at least 10 people and setting off a day of chaotic street battles that seemed poised to deepen the countrys civil unrest, as demonstrators in cities across Iran flooded the streets and fiercely fought back against security forces, witnesses and opposition Web sites said.

The protests, on the holiday commemorating the death of Hussein, Shiite Islams holiest martyr, were the bloodiest and among the largest since the uprisings that followed Irans disputed presidential election last June, witnesses said. Hundreds of people were reported wounded, and the Tehran police said they had made 300 arrests.

The Iranian authorities decision to fire into crowds on the sacred Ashura holiday infuriated many Iranians, and some said the violence appeared to be galvanizing more traditional religious people who have not been part of the protests so far. The Shahs forces never fired on protesters during Ashura, wary of violating the days strictures against violence.

In Tehran, thick crowds marched down a central avenue in mid-morning, defying official warnings of a harsh crackdown on protests as they chanted death to Khamenei! referring to Irans supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. . . .

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Wow. We are witnessing history, my friends.
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  -Death Toll Rises to 10 as Clashes in Iran Intensify Faygo Kid  Dec-27-09 04:59 PM   #0 
  - It will be daylight in about 4 or 5 hours in Iran.  tekisui   Dec-27-09 05:02 PM   #1 
  - The article starts with "Police opened fire into crowds," so I think that question's answered. (nt)  Posteritatis   Dec-27-09 05:09 PM   #4 
     - We'll see.  tekisui   Dec-27-09 06:37 PM   #31 
  - The more they kill...  Goldstein1984   Dec-27-09 05:04 PM   #2 
  - "history" of foreign intervention.  Hannah Bell   Dec-27-09 05:08 PM   #3 
  - Nephew of Iranian opposition leader (Mousavi) killed: aide  Turborama   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #5 
  - This is a Very Big Story, my friends.  Faygo Kid   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #6 
  - very few here care about actual news  THUNDER HANDS   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #12 
  - +1  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #18 
  - -1  RUMMYisFROSTED   Dec-28-09 07:51 AM   #57 
  - oh what bollocks your header and first line (n/t)  bread_and_roses   Dec-27-09 08:22 PM   #35 
  - Marg bar Khamenei!!! nt.  ChangoLoa   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #15 
     - Are you advocating for the death of a foreign leader?  Flaneur   Dec-29-09 03:13 PM   #73 
  - K & R  rollin74   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #7 
  - Thanks for that twitter feed link  bananas   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #8 
  - Thanks for the link to that channel  Turborama   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #10 
  - interesting link  rollin74   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #9 
  - That's a very good blog, thanks  Turborama   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #11 
  - WARNING!!!!  sixmile   Dec-28-09 03:51 PM   #65 
  - From LA Times  sce56   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #13 
  - Wow. Just wow.  Faygo Kid   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #14 
     - Yeah, but don't you know all politics is local.  Igel   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #17 
        - Exactly.  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #19 
        - Well a lot of posters here just LUV the govt of any country  twitomy   Dec-27-09 06:09 PM   #30 
           - another load of bollocks (n/t)  bread_and_roses   Dec-27-09 08:25 PM   #37 
              - It's really not "bollocks", my friend.  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-28-09 03:40 PM   #63 
        - " . . . it'll be seen as being fomented by the CIA."  The Stranger   Dec-28-09 09:07 AM   #58 
  - AFP: White House condemns suppression in Iran  rollin74   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #16 
  - At Least 4 Dead as Iranians Fight Police in Streets  Faygo Kid   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #20 
     - The world could use a little more revolt against TPTB  Goldstein1984   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #21 
     - at first glance, i missed the word 'as' in the subject line...  dysfunctional press   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #22 
     - This is what moral courage looks like.  tblue   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #23 
     - If they are successful, and I believe they ultimately will be  Goldstein1984   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #28 
     - yes, that's exactly what I'm thinking too  bread_and_roses   Dec-27-09 08:17 PM   #33 
     - so far the protesters don't seem to be backing down  rollin74   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #24 
     - (Iran-update): "Iran protesters killed, including Mousavi's nephew"  demoleft   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #25 
     - I guess the people have had enough of propping up our stooges...  winyanstaz   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #26 
        - What are you talking about?  zerox   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #27 
           - your right...I read iraq when it said iran...  winyanstaz   Dec-27-09 05:29 PM   #29 
  - Sounds familiar  Cartoonist   Dec-27-09 07:12 PM   #32 
  - The NYT shows its bias against the Iranian regime  AverageJoe5   Dec-27-09 08:22 PM   #34 
  - Good luck with that line of bullshit..(nt)  Pavulon   Dec-27-09 08:23 PM   #36 
  - Try learning about the news before commenting!  SkyDaddy7   Dec-27-09 08:42 PM   #39 
  - They do support the regime  Turborama   Dec-27-09 09:35 PM   #40 
     - WOW to know Ahmaddinejad has his propoganda arm...  SkyDaddy7   Dec-28-09 05:49 AM   #43 
  - The vast majority of your posts defend Ahmadi's regime.  Barack_America   Dec-27-09 10:58 PM   #41 
  - PBS' Frontline has a very good "Tehran Bureau" site  Turborama   Dec-27-09 08:27 PM   #38 
  - The CIA and your tax dollars at work.  The Stranger   Dec-27-09 11:11 PM   #42 
  - Yeah, Iranians themselves couldn't possibly be angry enough with their regime  Kaleko   Dec-28-09 01:39 PM   #61 
     - Nicely said.  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-28-09 03:42 PM   #64 
     - (New York Times) Secrets of History: The CIA in Iran  The Stranger   Dec-28-09 11:00 PM   #68 
        - I'm aware of the history, friend.  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-29-09 04:06 AM   #69 
        - So faced with the reality and underpinnings of what seemed like a great cause and a great movement,  The Stranger   Dec-29-09 10:40 AM   #72 
           - There was a time when I very strongly bought into your line of thinking  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-29-09 03:40 PM   #74 
              - I think that if you look at history, the CIA wasn't interested in liberating the people.  The Stranger   Dec-30-09 11:00 AM   #76 
                 - That's definitely true, however...  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-31-09 05:08 AM   #77 
        - That article says nothing about the present situation.  totodeinhere   Dec-29-09 04:01 PM   #75 
     - (New York Times) Secrets of History: The CIA in Iran  The Stranger   Dec-28-09 10:56 PM   #67 
        - Show us the proof that the CIA, funded by our taxdollars,  Kaleko   Dec-29-09 04:58 AM   #70 
           - You didn't read the link I provided.  The Stranger   Dec-29-09 10:37 AM   #71 
  - Death toll in Tehran street battles rises to 15  Turborama   Dec-28-09 06:43 AM   #44 
  - kids facing guns & kicking fascist ass; literally. looks like the season for heroes.  marasinghe   Dec-28-09 06:43 AM   #45 
  - This slide's quite powerful, too  Turborama   Dec-28-09 06:43 AM   #48 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-28-09 06:43 AM   #54 
  - Some very brave souls over there.  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-28-09 06:43 AM   #46 
  - Like those opposing the coup in Hondouras. n/t  clear eye   Dec-28-09 06:43 AM   #49 
     - In the sense that  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-28-09 06:43 AM   #53 
  - Maybe they shoot protesters in Iran  daleo   Dec-28-09 06:43 AM   #47 
  - Next time we organize--gen'l strike.  clear eye   Dec-28-09 06:43 AM   #50 
  - Yeah, that may be an alternative  daleo   Dec-28-09 06:43 AM   #51 
  - They ignored your  Enthusiast   Dec-28-09 06:43 AM   #55 
  - Viva la Revolution!  LiberalLovinLug   Dec-28-09 06:43 AM   #52 
  - The Times' link is broken in your post (nt)  Posteritatis   Dec-28-09 01:34 PM   #60 
  - "Aides to Irans Opposition Leader Said to Be Arrested"-NY Times Monday 8:30am ET.  pampango   Dec-28-09 07:40 AM   #56 
  - Death toll in Tehran street battles rises to 15  WhoIsNumberNone   Dec-28-09 11:25 AM   #59 
  - I see the fucking Iran Apologists are out AGAIN!  Odin2005   Dec-28-09 03:25 PM   #62 
  - I've been glued to this news for days.  janx   Dec-28-09 08:15 PM   #66 

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