CHAOS in Streets of Tehran … Iranians Protest the Ahmadinejad Election Results and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei


The Iranian people have had enough … and take to the streets risking injury and death. These people deserve our prayers and support.


The Iranian people have taken to the streets to protest and unjust election, and unjust dictator and an unjust supreme leader. Following the corrupt elections last week that saw Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad win in a questionable landslide, the Iranian people have had enough. As protesters march, the Iranian police use tear gas, clubs and water cannon as they tried to disperse the demonstrators.


The unrest left 19 people dead, hospital sources said. Unconfirmed reports put the death toll as high as 150 on the seventh day of post-election demonstrations.

Police were using tear gas, clubs and water cannon as they tried to disperse the demonstrators.


Iranian protesters residing in Japan shout slogans at a rally in support of opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi near the Iranian embassy in Tokyo June 20, 2009. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Iran’s Mousavi says ready for “martyrdom”

Mousavi said on Saturday he did not seek confrontation with the Islamic establishment, but was quoted by a witness as calling for a national strike if he is arrested.

“We are not against the Islamic system and its laws but against lies and deviations and just want to reform it,” he said on his website.

Finally after sitting on the sidelines and being non-committal, President Barack Obama makes a comment regarding the violence and protest in Iran, Obama calls on Iran to ‘stop all violent and unjust actions:

The Iranian government must understand that the world is watching. We mourn each and every innocent life that is lost. We call on the Iranian government to stop all violent and unjust actions against its own people. The universal rights to assembly and free speech must be respected, and the United States stands with all who seek to exercise those rights.

As I said in Cairo, suppressing ideas never succeeds in making them go away. The Iranian people will ultimately judge the actions of their own government. If the Iranian government seeks the respect of the international community, it must respect the dignity of its own people and govern through consent, not coercion.

Martin Luther King once said – “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” I believe that. The international community believes that. And right now, we are bearing witness to the Iranian peoples’ belief in that truth, and we will continue to bear witness.

Go to Hot Air for some tremendous coverage of the events taking place in Iran.

UPDATE I: From the Gateway Pundit … Oh dear God please pray for the People of Iran who want nothing more than to live in a society where a vote actually counts.

Dear God– They’re shooting the unarmed democracy protesters on the street!
A woman is shot dead in Iran today.
(Warning: Very Graphic)

UPDATE II: With no due respect to those that would call the insurgents in Iraq freedom fighters, meet the REAL FREEDOM FIGHTERS in Iran. These people are taking to the streets in protest of a dictator and dictatorial regime knowing that they might die.

UPDATE III: Many Updates at the Gateway Pundit

UPDATE IV: FREEDOM IS NEVER FREE …See what is going on behind the scenes in Iran as police clash with protesters who want their vote to count.

UPDATE: A plea from the’s twitter feed–
i’m dying with worry. please pray for us. 13 minutes ago from web

i’m worried 14 minutes ago from web
she hasn’t returned 14 minutes ago from web
my young sister has taken to the streets as well 14 minutes ago from web
things are horrible, please pray for us 14 minutes ago from web


Hat Tip: Revolutionary Road

IRANIAN BLOG – Revolutionary Road blogging from inside Iran … this is a must see and read.

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  • Comments

    14 Responses to “CHAOS in Streets of Tehran … Iranians Protest the Ahmadinejad Election Results and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei”

    1. Scared Monkeys on June 20th, 2009 6:18 pm

      God Bless these people that would stand up to tyranny knowing what could happen.

      Kind of puts our elections into perspective doesn’t it.

      These people need our support … are you listening Obama!!! Get off you non-committal ass and do more than make a statement that came a week too late.

    2. Jimbo on June 20th, 2009 8:42 pm

      I blame Obama.Anyone?

    3. Toler on June 20th, 2009 10:17 pm

      Freedom! They’re demonstrating for freedom, our government meanwhile has cut off funds that supported these freedom fighters, thanks Obama!

    4. PA Mom on June 20th, 2009 10:24 pm

      I will pray with all my heart for the people of Iran.

    5. JustaMom on June 20th, 2009 11:41 pm

      Thanks for writing about this. I have so much respect for these brave people. We all want freedom and they are dying to get it. The world is watching and supporting you, I pray you are all safe and that those who have been murdered will have not died in vain and that you all get the freedom you deserve. You are an inspiration to all who are against tyranny and want true freedom.

    6. Max von Feuer on June 21st, 2009 6:09 am

      Blood of martyrs on the street. No holly man puts death on their flock because they plan a none violent protest of a crooked election.

      Ali Khamenei is a false holly man. Ali Khamenei is the evil, murdering dictator of Iran.
      His days are numbered. He has made martyrs out of the dead protesters. Ali Khamenei has violated the Koran. He had “No just cause!” to order death.

      Iranians will expect justice. The Supreme evil leader will be sent to hell.

      The complete verse is “and that you shall not kill – for that is forbidden by Allah – except for a just cause.” This basic verse is found three times in the Koran.

    7. on June 21st, 2009 8:34 am

      As I’ve followed this story on Twitter (#IranElection) I am struck by one very important fact. The Iranian people are not our enemies, they do not hate us. Americans are the first people to whom they reached out and begged for help. Rather it is both our and their government that causes the hostilities.

      And yes, it breaks my heart to see what these people are going through to be free as some Americans refuse to acknowledge that their own elections were wrought with fraud (to the point that we don’t even know if “our president” fits the requirements called for in the Constitution) and that WE are now being oppressed and on our way to destruction of freedom in the USA.

      Look at the way the USA has dealt with Inspector Generals who dare to report the truth (3 fired); look at the way the administration dealt with dissent in the GM and Chrysler take overs (we will ruin you in the press and calling one lawyer a “terrorist”) while totally refusing to prosecute the Black Panthers intimidating poll workers on election day. Look at how the Democrats continue to push for “Card Check” for unions (no secret ballot), look how Senators and “Representatives” ignore the over whelming wishes of their constituents when they begged not to pass the Omnibus and Pork = U Less bills! Look at how some Americans actually support taking from the “rich” and redistributing to the “poor”. All these things are a loss to the very foundations of the Constitution and the USA.

    8. Susan on June 21st, 2009 9:01 am

      President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei must be punished for their crimes against the innocent Iranian people! Death is too good for these two monsters, but would definitely be a step in the right direction. Neither (Ahmadinejad or the Ayatollah) have gotten their just dessert for the Iranian Hostage crisis!

    9. Michelle Smith on June 21st, 2009 12:36 pm

      These poor Iranians are begging for us to help. Why should we turn our backs on people who need our help. Haven’t we always been the Nation the world could count on? What have we become?

    10. ANewGirl on June 21st, 2009 7:21 pm

      Pray for these people… sad and frightening.

      I agree with #8….who will step up and make these leaders be held responsible for all of their crimes (against their own people for starters)——what will we do? What should we do? What can we do?

      Oh, wait—I know—must be time to go to TCBY for a cone. Extra sprinkles, please.

    11. sm on June 21st, 2009 9:08 pm

      Usa should support more to Iran and establish Democracy there very interesting article with video.

    12. Some Thoughts From a SM Reader … Iran: What if the people were armed?? Shouldn’t All People have Simple Freedoms? | Scared Monkeys on June 21st, 2009 10:15 pm

      [...] While watching the Iranian people peacefully protesting in the streets for the past few days, my heart ached for them.  They have been threatened with imprisonment, beatings, and death.  The latest news is that the army is throwing chemically tainted water on the protesters! Yet, they march on. [...]

    13. A Texas Grandfather on June 22nd, 2009 1:58 pm

      GOD bless the Iranian people for standing for truth in the elections. Now the world is seeing what a hateful dictatorship can bring on the people. The people of Iran have never been the enemy of the people of the USA. It has always been the evil Iotolahs and their supporters.
      It is time for the USA and the rest of the world leaders to soundly condem these actions. In addition, the nations of the West should begin to move supplies into the region so that these freedom seekers may succeed.

    14. Biden was Right, They would Fail … Hot Dog Diplomacy: Barack Obama Still Inviting Iranian Diplomats to July 4 Celebrations at White House as Iranian Protesters are Killed in the Streets | Scared Monkeys on June 23rd, 2009 7:51 am

      [...] while “freedom fighters” and “patriots” are beaten and killed in the streets of Iran. I thought July 4th meant the celebration of Independence and [...]

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