Iran after the elections: 21 June 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hi - if you're here due to a Twitter update, check the bottom of the post.

I'll be updating this post throughout the day as events warrant.

There was a lot of burning pictures of Khamenei and Ahmedinejad last night. In this video for example.

As well as these pictures.

And just in case anyone thought yesterday's crackdown had caused a change in the atmosphere, here's a video from today with a huge crowd.

Mousavi's statement yesterday can be seen here in both Persian and English side by side.

If you prefer your news analysis en español there's quite a read here.

Al Arabiya has a piece here on how Rafsanjani and others might be working behind the scenes to create a new power structure in the country with a collective ruling body instead of a Supreme Leader, and/or the resignation of Ahmadinejad. Though the name of the country would remain the same this would be a completely new power structure - it would be like replacing Obama (and the presidency) with a collective ruling body and having Biden resign.

Right now on the top of (like in Persian) is a post about how the Canadian Embassy in Tehran was closed to the wounded yesterday (other embassies were taking in wounded, as many reported on Twitter at the time).

The link can be seen here, and automatically translated here (though the automatic translation isn't very accurate). It asks people to contact CTV to tell them about this, and to contact the Canadian government as well to protest. The post ends by saying that this is one of the things that overseas Iranians can do to help, but this doesn't have to be limited to overseas Iranians alone IMO.

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff has also called for the Canadian government to do what it can for protesters in Iran.

Quite the video here from yesterday (BBC) with police eventually turning tail and running for dear life near the end.


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