Could this be the beginning of the Second Iranian Revolution? Today, Monday, June 15th – 100,000, 200,000 or perhaps 1 million people mobilized in the streets of Tehran, the capital, in a show of support for the reformist candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, who allegedly lost the recent election for president.
As nightfall began to fall in Iran, reports of gunfire were made coming from government-linked militias, and at least one confirmed demonstrator was shot to death, others wounded.
MSNBC has gotten into the act – here’s their post:
Following Iran -From Twitter to YouTube, blogs and commentary sites
With all eyes on Iran and the government clamping down on the international and local media, the web has become a major source of information for the fast-moving story. From Tweets from the streets of Tehran to blogs rounding up the best commentary, below is a series of links on the latest news.
Twitter is a source for quick updates on fast-moving events and eyewitness observations. However, anonymous Tweets can also lead to rumor, so they should be read with caution. The latest tweets on the election aftermath can be found if you type in #iranelection into the Twitter search box.
Twitter also has an aggregated list of Iran links on an twitpic.page. Tweetscan is another source for the latest tweets. The latest photos are being posted on
Web sites/ blogs
Several news organizations and analysts are hosting blogs following the latest developments from Iran:
The New York Times
Global Voices Online
Andrew Sullivan for the Atlantic
Former diplomat and Iranian expert Gary Sick
From amateur cell phone video to BBC reports, YouTube is a source of some great video. If you type “Iran protests” into YouTube’s search box, thousands of videos will appear. Click here to see video of a large protest in Tehran on Monday. A user has compiled a good list of links here.