“The great majority of the Basij, seemingly ever-patient and self-controlled, stood for hours as kids baited and yelled, shoved and provoked. A handful of officers used well-placed elbows while batons were raised only in response to the vandalism.”
~ Iranian protesters strike at Tehran’s heart, Paola Totaro, The Age, June 23, 2009
BIT OF STICK
Thursday, June 23, 2009 at 08:55am
Some old-fashioned Iranian police work at the Tehran street party:
“No offence but honestly who gives a shit about some woman in Tehran.” Nowave | “If Iranians are so interesting to you, move to Tehran.” ~ Fruitsalad | Melbourne Punx Forum, June 2009
“The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.” ~ George Orwell, ‘Notes on Nationalism’ (1945)
See also : Iran Again (June 22, 2009) | Fragments | Takin’ It to the Streets | Iran: Coup and Insurrection | The Deliverators | Iran Bloggy | Autnews : This Account Has Been Suspended (June 17, 2009) | Hail Ahmadinejad! Hail Chávez! (June 16, 2009) | Follow The Developments In Iran Like A CIA Analyst, Marc Ambinder, The Altantic Monthly, June 15, 2009.