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Saturday, June 20, 2009


The demonstrators braved tear gas and water cannon to assemble in Enghelab Square in the heart of the capital, witnesses said, as foreign media were again barred from covering the opposition event.

"The robocops beat us up badly," one protestor told AFP. "Men and women were beaten up... My whole body is bruised... They confiscated my camera."

Members of the Basij Islamic militia, which has been at the forefront of the regime's efforts to face down a week of protests against official results giving hardline incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a second four-year term, were again out in force.

However, protestors were catching Basijis on motorbikes and beating them, a witness said.

link: AFP: Iran protestors clash with police defying ultimatum


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