Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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There were more protests yesterday. I'll get to that in a second, but first some background on why the 21st of July of all days - see this article from 1998 that explains the significance of the day (when pro-Mossadegh forces took to the streets). Peiknet also said on the 17th that it would be a big day and I gave that a quick mention in the post here, but wasn't really sure just how big the protests would be.
Luckily CNN covered the protests so the easiest way to sum them up would simply be to post this video.
In other news, Ahmadinejad's VP pick Mashaie says that he will stay on as VP, but Khamenei has fired him.
Here's an interesting video in Persian that the National Iranian-American Council found on how to defend yourself against baton attacks.
They also have a post here on Hojatoleslam Seyyed Mehdi Tabatabai (a leading cleric) unexpectedly criticizing Ahmadinejad on state TV for his behavior after the elections.
There are now two new videos of the Allaho Akbar chants from the rooftops last night. Part 1 shows that day's newspaper in order to verify the date, and part 2 has the chants along with a quick glance again at the same newspaper 35 seconds in to show the two to be the same. You can see the date here:
Up in the corner there it says 30 Tir 1388, and the headline is about the fate of Nokia. You can see a post on Balatarin.com yesterday as well here.
So now with the date well established, here are the videos. The chants are in the second one.