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Tehran Witness to CNN: “THIS IS A MASSACRE”

CNN:

WITNESS TELLS CNN: “THIS IS A MASSACRE” AFTER PROTEST AT IRANIAN PARLIAMENT IN TEHRAN.

Their sources on the ground are saying that security forces “beat people like animals.”

The anchor is now saying sources are describing “extreme violence on the streets.”

A partial transcript from the woman, sobbing: “About 500 people with clubs came out . . . poured into streets and started beating everyone . . . They were throwing people off the bridge (a pedestrian bridge, the anchor clarifies) They beat a woman so savagely she was drenched in blood . . . I also saw people shooting at people . . . You should stop this! You should help the people of Iran who demand freedom! You should help us!”

UPDATE: This video is purportedly from Tehran, today. Visually, it’s more of the same, shaky images of crowds and shouting, but you can hear shots in the background, then the sound cuts out.

It looks like tear gas down the street.

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