Iran 2009 Election Protests Photos
Inside Iran Protests - Part 2
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June 19, 2009
Opposition Supporter shouts amidst a festive atmosphere in an election rally at the Heidarnia stadium in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, June 9, 2009.
Can you smell the Revolution in the air?
“Death to Dictator”, she shouts!
Protestors set fires in a main street in Tehran, Iran in the early hours of Monday, June 15, 2009. Iran's supreme leader ordered Monday an investigation into allegations of election fraud, marking a stunning turnaround by the country's most powerful figure and offering hope to opposition forces who have waged street clashes to protest the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Later on the opposition decided that this is not enough, so they demanded reelection!
Young men run past a burning bus during a riot in Tehran on June 13, 2009.
An anti riot police officer strikes a man with a baton near Tehran University on June 14, 2009. Iran's supposedly defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi said on Sunday he has asked the powerful Guardians Council to cancel the result of the presidential poll, while urging his supporters to continue peaceful protests.
Iranian students try to keep clear of tear gas being lobbed back and forth at the main entrance of the Tehran University during riots on Sunday, June 14, 2009.
Members of the Iranian hardline volunteer Basij militia begin to break in and enter the Tehran University where supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi were protesting against the latest election's results at Tehran's University on June 14, 2009.
Supporters of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and members of the Basij militia hurl stones towards students who are inside Tehran University on Sunday, June 14, 2009. Later on the complete university dormitory area was ransacked and destroyed by Hezbollah and Basij Thugs!
Woman is getting a severe beating by Hezbollah Thugs!
Backers of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi are beaten by government security men during riots in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, June 14, 2009.
Hezbollah Thug versus free woman!
Hard-line supporters armed with batons try to break into a house where protesters found shelter in central Tehran June 14, 2009. Look at the chador woman on the bottom left, sneaking a peek on what’s happening!
Police rushing to the trouble spot.
A supporter of defeated presidential candidate Mousavi is beaten by government security men as fellow supporters come to his aid during riots in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, June 14, 2009.
Opposition protestors are followed by Iranian riot-police with batons in front of Tehran University during riots in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, June 14, 2009.
Security forces were overwhelmed by the persistence of the people!
Supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi try to calm down fellow demonstrators as they rescue a bloodied anti riot policeman (center) who was beaten during a protest in Valiasr Street in Tehran on June 13, 2009. Opposition had mercy on many police officers or else a great number of them would turn up dead. This mercy would register in policemen’s heads and it will transfer mouth to mouth around the security forces. Eventually this behavior could overturn the police to take side with the opposition!
A backer of Mir Hossein Mousavi helps evacuate an injured riot-police officer during riots in Tehran on June 13, 2009. Another act of mercy and forgiveness from opposition towards police!
Armed with handguns, members of the Iranian security forces, in civilian clothes (undercover police) and VEVAK (IRI Secret Service), fire warning shots to disperse supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi in central Tehran on June 14, 2009.5
A man lies the back of a truck after being seriously injured by gunfire in an area where Basij militia were firing shots at the opposition in an opposition rally on Monday, June 15, 2009.
Supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi, presidential candidate for Iran, gather during a campaign rally at Heidarnia Stadium on June 9, 2009 in Tehran, Iran.
Bus Burning is a normal scene during riots in various cities of Iran!
Traffic blockage and fires in the middle of a Riot.
Basij Paramilitia was present everywhere to suppress the opposition; however, opposition retaliated and attacked a few of their headquarters!
Tehran Burning …
Protestor is burning a police bike.
Throwing Rocks at Security Forces!
Police and Basij bikes were burned and destroyed all around Iran. Protestors would beat the security forces, chase them away and then set their bikes on fire!
Saving an injured policeman from absolute demise by the demonstrators. Some of the protesters had mercy on the police and saved them from certain death by other demonstrators. What humanity to show mercy on your enemy! This would make deep impact on security forces to possibly later on joining the people.
A protestor has thrown a policeman off his bike and chased him away and now is throwing a rock at him! This is the kind of bravery we need amongst our opposition members.
Victory is unavoidable – Change is coming!
Moment of truth: Face to face with security forces …
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