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Tweets translated from Persian from reliable Twitterers in Iran paint a vivid picture of developments at Baharestan Square in Tehran today, outside the Parliament building.Iranian security forces and members of the Basij launched tear gas onto protesters and beat them severely with batons and clubs.

They also shot and killed a woman, and scores of others are believed critically injured or killed.

One Twitterer said a journalist she knew went missing.Another confirmed Twitterer from Iran said that protesters were "beaten like animals," the strongest language of protest clashes since a Saturday demonstration turned deadly.

The protesters were said to be defenseless.Trusted Twitterers in Iran had said leading up to the protest that it would be peaceful and consist of a "sea of green" to honor lives lost, especially Neda, the young woman whose death was captured on video.A report is also being circulated between Iran Twitterers at this hour that Mir Houssein Mousavi has been arrested.

If it is true, some have already stated they will go on a national strike beginning tomorrow.

However, there is not yet any confirmation about this.This video surfaced on YouTube of protesting and the aftermath of clashes between Iranian security forces and protesters at Baharestan Square.WARNING: Parts of this video are very graphic, showing victims covered in blood.ShareClose Bookmark and Share This Page Save to Browser Favorites / BookmarksAskbackflipblinklistBlogBookmarkBloglinesBlogMarksBlogsvineBuddyMarksBUMPzee!CiteULikeco.mmentsConnoteadel.icio.usDiggdiigoDotNetKicksDropJackdzoneFacebookFarkFavesFeed Me LinksFriendsitefolkd.comFurlGoogleHuggJamespotJeqqKaboodlekirtsylinkaGoGoLinkedInLinksMarkerMa.gnoliaMister WongMixxMySpaceMyWebNetvouzNewsvineoneviewOnlyWirePlugIMPropellerRedditRojoSegnaloShoutwireSimpySlashdotSphereSphinnSpurlSquidooStumbleUponTechnoratiThisNextTwitterWebrideWindows LiveWorlds MoviesYahoo!Email This to a FriendCopy HTML: If you like this then please subscribe to the RSS Feed.Powered by Bookmarkify™ More » Tweet This Post
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