UPDATE: “This was a massacre”
“You should stop this, you should help the people of Iran who demand freedom! You should help us!”
Please pray for the Iranian people.
Here are several recent Twitter updates from PersianKiwi, an Iranian located somewhere in Iran:
in Baharestan we saw militia with axe choping ppl like meat – blood everywhere – like butcher – Allah Akbar – #Iranelection RT RT RT
Lalezar Sq is same as Baharestan – unbelevable – ppls murdered everywhere – #Iranelection
so many ppl arrested – young & old – they take ppl away – #Iranelection – we lose our group
they pull away the dead into trucks – like factory – no human can do this – we beg Allah for save us – #Iranelection
Twitter was once a force for GOOD for the Iranian people, but I don’t believe it is anymore. The Basij and the Iranian police KNEW these people were coming, because their EXACT meeting locations were posted all over Twitter yesterday. The regime’s thugs have finally figured out how to “handle” the protesters, and this is the result. Find out meeting locations, get hundreds of Basij/police and ambush, beating whoever gets in the way. Sickening.
New clashes reported in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — Security forces wielding clubs and firing weapons beat back demonstrators who flocked to a Tehran square Wednesday to continue protests, with one witness saying security forces beat people like “animals.”
At least two trusted sources described wild and violent conditions at a part of Tehran where protesters had planned to demonstrate.
“They were waiting for us,” the source said. “They all have guns and riot uniforms. It was like a mouse trap.”
“I see many people with broken arms, legs, heads — blood everywhere — pepper gas like war,” the source said.
Around “500 thugs” with clubs came out of a mosque and attacked people in the square, another source said.
The security forces were “”beating women madly” and “killing people like hell,” the source said.
“They beat up a woman so bad she was all bloody,” the source said in a description that underscores the growing and central role of women in the uprising.