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Does anyone know about something going on in Iran right now?

Rumors of rioting?


Asked by Anonymous at 2:41 AM on Dec. 28, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 2:51 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 2:52 AM on Dec. 28, 2009


    Tehran, Iran (CNN) -- Several people were killed and more than 300 were arrested in anti-government protests in Tehran Sunday, Iran's Deputy Police Chief Ahmad Reza Radan said on state television station IRINN.

    The toll was the result of clashes that broke out between demonstrators and security forces as large crowds gathered for Ashura, a major religious observance.

    Five people were reported killed in the fighting, Iranian state-run Press TV said late Sunday. A French government statement put the number of fatalities at eight. With tight restrictions on international media, CNN could not independently verify the casualties.


    Answer by AprilDJC at 3:33 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • Without giving an exact number of casualties, Radan said those killed included one person who fell off a bridge and two others who were killed in a car accident during the protests.

    One of the victims was killed by a bullet, Radan said. But "considering the fact that the police did not use firearms, this incident is extremely suspicious, and is being investigated," he said.

    The Web site of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi reported that Mousavi's nephew, Seyed Ali Mousavi, was killed in the demonstrations around noon local time Sunday by a gunshot to the heart.

    Press TV, meanwhile, late Sunday quoted unnamed police officials as identifying one of the dead as "Seyyed Ali Mousavi."

    Press TV's report did not mention any relationship between that victim and opposition leader Mousavi, nor did its report include any mention of the elder Mousavi.


    Answer by AprilDJC at 3:34 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • Tehran Police Chief Azizollah Rajabzadeh denied any protesters were killed by security forces.

    Are you in Iran? Share your photos and video and tell us what's going on.

    Police did not fire any shots in Tehran, "and security forces were not in possession of firearms," Rajabzadeh told the semi-official news agency ISNA.


    Answer by AprilDJC at 3:34 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • AGAIN??????

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:51 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • I saw pictures of the rioting, but there is such a problem getting accurate reports from the region. When you can't have a free press to report the events, I always wonder if the pictures are even real. They, the Iranians, showed a missile launch last year. It wasn't real. The real launch failed. This is why we must have a free press in this country that doesn't have any affiliation to the government or support/endorse any candidate or party. They have to be unbiased to give the facts as they occur. Iran's news is known to be dubious. However, there has been rioting there before, so it isn't outside the realm of possibility.


    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:31 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • I don't know about rioting, but my husband is in Kuwait and he said that they are keeping a close watch on Iran. They seem to be the biggest threat right now.


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:43 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • confused

    Answered at 12:33 AM on Dec. 28, 2009 by: AprilDJC

    What?????   Tangy Fajita Marinade



    Answer by Anonymous at 8:56 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • Nobody is going to touch Iran because they have nukes. OR they might have nukes. Unfortunately, we sat on our hands long enough and expected the weak UN to take care of the problem and looky looky what happens. They develop plutonium! Good for us for being patient. Oh, no, wait, it's bad that we were patient.

    I feel really bad for the people of Iran to be under the thumb of that psycho kid like dictator.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:12 AM on Dec. 28, 2009