Iran Revolution Day in Iran

OBAMA WOWS IRAN ON EVE OF TEHERAN’S BIG DAY: US PLACES NEW SANCTIONS ON IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS…….

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Well, today is the big day, the 31st year since the fall of the more moderate government and rule of the Shah of Iran, and the day that spider monkey Ahmadinejad is going to wow the world. Pro-government stooge supporters have already taken to the streets as this report states:
TEHRAN, Iran (al-AP) – Hundreds of thousands of pro-government demonstrators gathered in the central square of Tehran to mark the 31st anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution as Internet speeds dropped dramatically around the capital in government efforts to foil counter-demonstrations.
State television showed images of thousands upon thousands carrying often identical banners marching along the city’s broad avenues toward the central Azadi, or freedom square, to attend a speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
In Azadi Square itself, massive crowds waved Iranian flags and carried pictures of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic state, and his successor as supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The opposition has vowed to stage counter demonstrations, but eyewitnesses say police have deployed hundreds of forces in central Tehran to confront them.
Iranian authorities again tried to squeeze off text messaging and Web links in attempts to cripple protest organizers. Internet service was sharply slowed, mobile phone service widely cut and there were repeated disruptions in popular instant messaging services such as Google chat.
Fox news is rporting that there were shots fired:
TEHRAN, Iran — Witnesses say security forces fired paint balls to disperse anti-government protesters in one of the first clashes during ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Witnesses say that riot police fired the paint-filled balls after protesters began to chant opposition slogans in Sadeqieh Square, which is about a half-mile from a huge pro-government gathering where President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a speech on Thursday.
Witnesses say there were no apparent injuries among the several hundred protesters.
Hundreds of thousands of pro-government demonstrators gathered Thursday in one of Tehran’s main squares to mark the 31st anniversary of Iran’s revolution as Internet speeds dropped dramatically around the capital in government efforts to foil counter-demonstrations.
State television showed images of thousands upon thousands carrying often identical banners marching along the city’s broad avenues toward the central Azadi, or freedom square, to attend a speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
In Azadi Square itself, massive crowds waved Iranian flags and carried pictures of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic state, and his successor as supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
There is still no news of the big wow the Iranian government was promising the world, the day is still young though. The Tundra Tabloids will be following the develpments as the day proceeds. KGS

UPDATE:

WSJ: An image grab taken on Feb. 11, 2010 from Iran’s English-language official Press TV station shows Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressing crowds gathered in Azadi Square

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