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IRAN: Video emerges of Tehran tensions

July 21, 2009 | 10:37 am

Amateur video has emerged of today's jittery encounter between would-be demonstrators and plainclothes Basiji militiamen wielding batons.

The video above could not be confirmed but appears to conform to witness accounts that described club-wielding Basiji militiamen hurrying pedestrians and would-be demonstrators along in Tehran's Seventh of Tir Square.

"Go!" the security forces call out, striking their clubs against metal objects for punctuation. "Don't stop."

The person who took this video included a segment at the end that focused in on the faces of the street enforcers.

-- Los Angeles Times

Video: Tuesday in Tehran's Seventh of Tir Square. Credit: YouTube

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