Winds of change: The uprising in Iran

Michelle Malkin 

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Winds of change: The uprising in Iran

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 13, 2009 10:55 PM

Here’s video of the riots and police beatings in the streets of Iran as citizens bravely stood up to protest election fraud by the mullah-cracy:

There will be public protests in Toronto and Berlin in solidarity with the reformists.

Latest from the wires on the winds of change:

Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ2V-GyRYvc&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fmichellemalkin%2Ecom%2F&feature=player_embedded

The brazen and angry confrontations — including stunning scenes of masked rioters tangling with black-clad police — pushed the self-styled reformist movement closer to a possible moment of truth: Whether to continue defying Iran’s powerful security forces or, as they often have before, retreat into quiet dismay and frustration over losing more ground to the Islamic establishment.

But for at least one day, the tone and tactics were more combative than at any time since authorities put down student-led protests in 1999. Young men hurled stones and bottles at anti-riot units and mocked Ahmadinejad as an illegitimate leader. The reformists’ new hero, Mir Hossein Mousavi, declared himself the true winner of Friday’s presidential race and urged backers to resist a government based on “lies and dictatorship.”

Authorities, too, pushed back with ominous measures apparently seeking to undercut liberal voices: jamming text messages, blocking pro-Mousavi Web sites and Facebook and cutting off mobile phones in Tehran.

Best and most up-to-date coverage: Follow Twitter hashtag #iranelection.

Here’s an Iran Feeds aggregator.

Jim Hoft has a news and photo round-up.

Allahpundit’s Iran election quotes of the day are here and extensive coverage here.

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