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December 8, 2009

“The Basijis have become violent!” (Footage from the 17 of Azar)

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Those who believed that the protests would be quelled by the massive arrests carried out by Iranian government were proven wrong today as Iranians hit the streets in their second consecutive day of protests. This video from today shows huge crowds outside the University of Tehran. Voices are heard yelling, “The Basijis have become violent! The Basijis have become violent!” showing the chaotic and claustrophobic atmosphere in the crown. Towards the end of the clip, a woman’s voice emerges as she screams, “Allah Akbar!” (God is Great!), the staple chant of the Green Movement.

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