The Tehran Video That Made Me Care

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I get it now. Took me a week or so to catch on to why everyone’s avatar was green on Twitter and why everyone really gave a damn. The two leaders involved in the contested election looked like Coke and Pepsi to me.

But now I’m starting to care.

Here’s an explanation from the uploader for what you’ve seen in this YouTube clip:

“Basij shots to death a young woman in Tehran’s Saturday June 20th protests At 19:05 June 20th Place: Karekar Ave., at the corner crossing Khosravi St. and Salehi st. A young woman who was standing aside with her father watching the protests was shot by a basij member hiding on the rooftop of a civilian house. He had clear shot at the girl and could not miss her. However, he aimed straight her heart. I am a doctor, so I rushed to try to save her. But the impact of the gunshot was so fierce that the bullet had blasted inside the victim’s chest, and she died in less than 2 minutes. The protests were going on about 1 kilometers away in the main street and some of the protesting crowd were running from tear gass used among them, towards Salehi St. The film is shot by my friend who was standing beside me. Please let the world know.”

The above video turned me on to why this stuff is worth caring about.  Yeah, most Iranians will still hate America, including Mousavi, but that’s primarily because they don’t know any better/ have been brainwashed since birth.  They are literally up against pure evil.

I can live with that and freedom can change that.  This election battle is just a small step, but it’s one headed in the right direction.

FYI,  I’m using both Twitter and NYT’s The Lede to follow this Iran stuff.

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