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Conversation from Tehran

A friend just talked to a friend of his in Iran and tells me: “I could hear people screaming and chanting while speaking to her over the phone, she said young people were being beaten by anti riot forces, young people chanting ‘Mahmud, Get Lost,’ ‘Death to June 12 [election day]. She said she needed to go to the doctor but couldn’t leave her house because of the unrest. In the morning she went to buy the official newspaper Iran but the guy at the newspaper stand said he didn’t have any left because someone came and bought all and put them on fire because Ahmadinejad’s picture was on front page.

“She said people are very angry.”


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