BBC article just out today reported.
Jon Leyne, a BBC correspondent in Tehran, said the opposition sources are creating a picture of widespread and violent confrontations.
There have been unconfirmed reports on reformist websites of several protests in the capital area. Also reported is that the government is using tear gas to breakup the demonstrators and protesters.
A source quoted by Reuters said said that opposition supporters gathered along a lengthy stretch of a main city route but that the government was preventing the groups from linking up.
The government is said to be reacting forcefully and beating protesters with batons and breaking the windshields of cars.
The opposition has claimed since Iran's recent national election that President Ahmadinejad's re-election in June was due to mass scale tampering with results. An allegation he vehemently denies.
The demonstrations have occurred during the beginning of Shia religious festivals on December 26. The festivals mark the death of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson in the 7th century. The reformists have set the min date for demonstrations for December 27th, the last day of festivals.
Unrest has been growing since the death of dissident cleric the Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Ali Montazeri (87) a week ago. There were reports of clashes following his funeral in Qom, as well as other locations in Iran.
Iran is indeed a country ran by a madman and a bunch of mullahs who rather than work to restore Iran to a rightful place in the society of nations, wishes to keep her mired in the 7th century mentality of an evil, unbending, and violent Prophet. Under these conditions Iran poses a grave threat to the United States and Israel, as well as the rest of the free world.
It is time that our nation finds a way to either get the Iranian leadership to engage in honest diplomacy, or act swiftly and decisively to quell an emerging threat to the free world.
Diplomacy when it is honest, and respected by both parties, is always the proper course to follow. I fear the Government of Iran fail the test of desiring honest and fruitful diplomacy.
The people of Iran, being intelligent, independent, and industrious are beginning to rise up in protest against their Totalitarian Theocracy. Perhaps the Iranian people themselves may provide the key to a solution to the problem of Iran. If we listen. But I believe there may not be much time remaining.
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Via: Big Government