Monday 15 June 2009

Brutality and humanity in Tehran

While the world holds its breath for the final outcome of Iran's disputed election, and the huge demonstrations in support of reform give cause for hope, this video offers evidence both of the brutality of the current regime, and the survival of common humanity in the midst of political conflict. It shows police motorcyclists charging a crowd of demonstrators, but watch it to the end and see some of those same demonstrators rescuing a bruised and battered policeman from the crowd:

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