Saturday, June 20, 2009
I have spent about week hoping that the power-that-be in Iran would relent in the face of public pressure for an accounting of the recent election. As I noted yesterday in my round-up, it appears instead that Ayatollah Khamenei has opted instead to oppose the dissenters, with force if necessary. It appears that he has made good on that threat, as demonstrators who gathered for a protest today in Tehran have been met by riot police attempting to break up the demonstrations. The NY Times Lede has videos of the situation on the ground.