In Tehran, The Revolution Is Being Tweeted

For the record, some of the messages from one twitterer in Tehran, identified as persiankiwi.

we do not know if foreign press are covering this. we cannot access satellites

tehran is at standstill. all major routes jammed with people.

unconfirmed as yet – mousavi newspaper offices raided.

unconfirmed – Mashad is violent.

have spoken with Ahwaz. am told demos are not peaceful there.

we have 40kb speed now. will post as fast as possible.

have secured good proxy service. cannot display adds – will be cut as soon as displayed.

Valli Asr st closed to traffic – tens of thousands marching – unbelievable sight

Ferdowsi Ave – confirmed – thousands marching – peaceful.

unconfirmed – students killed last night at Tehran Uni dorms.

I am hearing that Karoubi is in a car and being escorted through the streets with tens of thousands of people.

am being told that there are injured students stuck in Tehan dorms. surrounded by baseej.

my last ISP downed. have redialed new ISP, slow process. streets are packed with people. seems peaceful.

keeps timing out. hearing rumours that Mousavi and Khatami are in azadi square now, unconfirmed.

can hear helicopters, cannot see them. more than one.

By Gerard Cunningham

Gerard Cunningham occupies his time working as a journalist, writer, sub-editor, blogger and podcaster, yet still finds himself underemployed.


  1. Ahmadinejad won the election by 11 million votes!! Even if it does transpire that there was some vote-rigging in favour of Ahmadinejad (the Council of Guardians may initiate an investigation in certain districts where both sides are disputing the outcome), there’s no way that a more favourable outcome to Mousavi in those districts would swing the overall vote in Mousavi’s favour.

  2. That rather depends on just how big a vote rigging operation (if any) took place.

    As Joe Stalin reportedly said, “It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.”.

  3. You’re absolutely right, Ger!! Let there be international observers at all democratic elections the world over including US elections. Let there be an international agreement on that.

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