Thursday, 9 July 2009

Live Blogging ... Minute by Minute with Revolution!





Mirdamad Street

Enghelab Square is getting busy. Forces are present.
  • Army Unit (IRG) Positioned in front of Interior Ministry
  • Heavy Security Forces at Enghelab Square
  • Guards moving toward Jamalzadeh Cr. and Police replaced at Enghlab Square
  • Army Helicopters flying Over Enghelab Square, Park Laleh and Azadi Street
  • People are gathering at Vanak Square
  • Enghelab Square is not completely closed but police are everywhere trying to locate key protesters amongst crowd
  • Guards moving toward Jamalzadeh Cr. and Police replaced at Enghlab Sq
  • There is no traffic! No security forces around Mohseni and Mirdamad
  • ALARMING declaration by General Hossein Hamedani of the Basij Forces
  • People and Basijis clash in SA’adatabad Enghelab and Tehran University
  • No Mobile Network in Central Tehran
  • Shiraz: Clashes between people and basij in darvaze qoran
  • On 12 Farvardin Street, Tehran 300 people sitting on the ground
  • I just called someone in Enghelab Square. They are protesting safely! No clashes till now
  • Riot Guards moving to Enghelab Sq - Police force being ordered back to bases.
  • Regular Security Forces ordered to leave Enghelab Sq. Guards units taking over
  • People are moving in a stream towards Enghelab from 100 bed hospital/Khomeini Hospital
  • Thousands of people gathered in front of Polytechnic Uni and moving toward Valiasr St.
  • SARI: Large crowd armed with flowers and cameras in center of Sari
  • Basij and plainclothed security at and around Dr. Beheshti Sq.
  • At 5 pm, thousands of people will march toward Valiasr Street in support of political priosoners and will chant " Free Political Prisoners"
  • Basij throwing protesters from pedestrian bridges in Shiraz
  • At Enghelab Sq, people are walking on pedestrian ways. Police forces are there as well and plainclothed security are amongst people.
  • Enghelab Square is packed with people; Basijis are beating people, people are coming from surrounding streets.
  • Police shooting tear gas at people. People are shouting 'down with dictator.'
  • Clashes between police and people in Enghelab Square
  • Clashes reported in Saatad Abad. Hundreds of protesters sitting on the ground in 12-e-Farvardin.
  • Clashes between people who were moving towards Valiasr Square and police forces
  • Clashes near Tehran university, police beating up protestors, tear gas fired
  • Enghelab square is packed with people coming from side streets, Basijis fighting them with batons and tear gas.
  • Thousands of people are marching toward Valiasr square from Politechnic; one person is arrested in Enghelab square
  • People are moving toward Tehran Univ. and chanting 'Don't be afraid, we all are together'
  • Security forces started using tear in Karegar st.
  • Police arrested a girl; they treated her very badly ...They pulled her on the ground on the way to the van . Several people were arrested.
  • Teargas fired at Enghelab Sq.; clashes in Enghelab and Azadi Sq.
  • 2-3000 people now in Revolution (Enghelab) Square in Tehran
  • People and basijj clash at Enghelab Square - people outnumber Basij by 10 to 1
  • Clashes in front of Tehran University and Vanak Square
  • People are joining the demonstration from Imam Hossein Sq. towards Enghelab Sq
  • Police arresting seemingly at random; throwing tear gas into buses.
  • Hundreds of protesters are chanting against the regime in front of Polytechnic University, Near Azadi Sq.
  • Police used Teargas against people trying to push them back at Vanak Sq
  • Protests reported in Tabriz, Isfahan & Shiraz as well.
  • Heavy Clashes at Karegar Shomali St, (Near Enghlab Sq.) Tear gas, fire and blockade...
  • Mashhad: In Imam Reza Shrine people gathered and number of them are increasing minute by minute...
  • Isfahan streets are full of plainclothed forces and people are standing in streets from Khaju Brdg to Siosepol.
  • Next to Tehran University people are chanting 'Down with Dictator' and asking the Police to join them
  • Gathered people at Ferdowsi Sq is increasing; there's a big crowd!
  • More than 30 ppl were arrested againt Tehran University.
  • Gunshots and tear gas fired at Engelab Sq.
  • Esafahan Basijis attacking people with teargas
  • People are attacked and eye witness reported bloody people and teargas.
  • A big group of people are marching in Vesal St
  • Since 6pm some new groups of people have came to streets ...
  • Helicopters moving in around the University
  • From Tehran Uni to beginning of Enghelab St at least 4000 people clapping; full Bassij presence some scattered
  • Police shooting teargas at People in front of Tehran University
  • Heavy clashes in Mohammad Ali Jenah St.
  • People are being arrested brutally in Enghelab, and tear gas is used in Vanak
  • People are booing the bassij and security force as they try to disperse them and shout.. 'shah Soltan Velayat, ur time is up'
  • University slogans: "I will kill the one who killed my brother".."Down with dictator" 'SHAH SOLTAN VELAYAT ur times up'
  • A lot of riot police have came in, and we saw them attacking people, in cooperation with basij.
  • Tehran: Gunshots heard at Keshavarz Blvd.
  • Tehran time: 19:37
  • GunShots heard from Kargar Shomali St
  • ppl in Tabriz move toward Abresan intersection
  • Many of Tehran's shops are closed
  • Clashes in front of Evin Prison
  • Tehran 9 July, Kargar shomali Street - First video from today
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  • Cars in the streets...fires everywhere in Azadi street...Basij breaking car windows
  • An hour ago Mirdamad Metro station sat on fire
  • Fire in Mirdamad getting out of control
  • Ppl attacked Basij in SaadatAbad & Sattarkhan
  • Several people arrested in Valiasr junction
  • Tehran time: 20:30
  • Internet access in Iran problematic and speeds are low
  • After 8PM in Iran still many ppl in street & ppl already chanting from rooftops. Many clashes today
  • Tehran is on fire; numbers of protesters increasing and in some places basij are running from protesters
  • People attacked Basij in SaadatAbad and Sattarkhan
  • People have overcome some basij & taken their batons away. From them you can hear 'Down with Khamenei'
  • Plain clothes police are now pulling ppl out of stores, attacking ppl in streets around Enghelab Square
  • Police fired into the air to disperse crowd
  • Evin Prison: There were executions earlier today. Numbers unknown
Tehran, Keshavarz Blvd. 9 July

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  • A police car in Tehranpars has been set on fire
  • We need some doctors to go to Enghelab Sq.; they need help just as people are wounded
  • Amirabad also under fire and Jamalzade lots of injured
  • Many ppl had wounds on their hands from defending themself earlier today, they had no weapons, only their raised voices.
  • Basij forces mercilessly beating people. In Shiraz Basij and Police force suddenly stormed by protesters
  • Cellphones (apart from IranCell ones) blocked
  • Basij used a gas that burned our skins it's still red and inflamed

Chants against Khamenei's Son, Mojtaba, 9 July Tehran
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Taleqani-Valiasr, Tehran 8:00pm, 9 July

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  • Kaveh Mozaffari was arrested!
  • In Amirabad St , shooting in the air and chanting "Down with Dictator" can be heard at the same time. ppl are on the rooftops and basij in the streets !
  • Plainclothes forces with guns and knives along with organized motorcyclists attacked some of the politechnic dormitories. Plainclothes forces in a attack at Golashan dormitory in Beh Afarin St have beaten up several students and dormitory's guards .

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