Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Iran protests turn violent (again) on 30th Anniversary of U.S. Embassy Invasion

A slew of videos were uploaded to YouTube again today documenting protests on the streets of Tehran. This time, the protests marked the 30th anniversary of the United States embassy takeover by Iranian students on November 4, 1979. Many protesters used the opportunity to both commemorate the anniversary and voice their dissent of the current Iranian government led by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Familiar scenes were documented on camera as police forces clashed with members of the opposition movement, releasing tear gas into the crowds.

This footage, captured by a witness from a window above, shows riot police forces assaulting some protesters on the street:

This video shows a man reportedly injured during a protest:

And here's a playlist of other videos that were supposedly taken in Tehran today and uploaded to YouTube:


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