More fun, via Cryptome. Funny how these photos of 'oppression' reach us so quickly. Note the pre-printed signs in English (remember the 'Cedar revolution' in Lebanon, another American project?). As far as I can tell, the police are trying to protect public property, the 'reform' protesters are throwing rocks at them and setting fire to buses. Note the captions: it is 'Iran's moderate presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi' (as opposed to 'Hardline incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad'). I like the one where a 'policeman raises his arm to hit a supporter of Iran's moderate presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi'. Is that what he looks like he's doing? He won't land a blow in that position. Why doesn't he use his gun stock? And why are the attacker and the supposed attackee facing the same way?
I don't have any problem with protesting, but I also don't have any problem with the police stopping violence and damage to property. If the police are being unnecessarily violent, the photos don't show it I don't see any political oppression here, just parts of a propaganda campaign.
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