Posted by: Nathan M. | July 17, 2009

Iranian Conflict Still Going

clipped from www.cbc.ca

Pro-Mousavi supporters face tear gas, arrests
Supporters of Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi turned out in the thousands to pack Iran’s main prayer hall in Tehran University Friday, in what was a loud show of defiance targeted at the ruling government.

Outside, police and pro-government Basiji militiamen fired tear gas and used batons on some of the protesters, who chanted “death to the dictator” and called on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to resign.

Dozens were arrested, piled in trucks and taken away, witnesses said.

Meanwhile, young protesters wearing green bandanas over their mouths took to the streets, despite the tear gas in the air. Some set a bonfire in the street and waved their hands in the air in victory signs.

Weeks after the election, hundreds of thousands of Mousavi supporters marched in the street, declaring the results a fraud. At least 20 people were killed when police cracked down on the protesters
There has still been no solutions found in Iran, as the government continues to crack down hard on protesters, and the protesters continue to fight and speak up. In my opinion, the more the government tries to suppress the voice of the people, the more illegitimate the government becomes. A new election must be called, and this election must be counted by completely impartial people-possibly from another nation.
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