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article imageIran Protests-A Voice In The Darkness-Day Two with updates

By KJ Mullins     Jun 17, 2009 in World
From Tehran the voices are still muted but whispers are coming from Twitter on the new reality of their world. They protest in order to have a future that includes freedom.
One of the voices has kept the West updated this morning with accounts of what she has seen and heard.
She has observed a green sea of people moving from Tir square to Karmkhan Bridge calmly protesting. This morning has been peaceful after so many were arrested yesterday. There are Basijjs on every corner.
Today the Basijjs are watching the action at the center of Tehran as a peaceful pro-Moussavi rally takes place.
She tells the West that she and her friends are modern and study hard. They want to live in freedom. This is their future.
There have been requests from those inside Iraq not to reveal Twitter screen names for their protection. Because of this I am not linking to their accounts but if you would like to follow them on Twitter contact me and I will give you their screen name.
As more comes in today this piece will be updated. Check back throughout the day.
USA Today reports that at least 10 Iranian journalists have been arrested.
"We are very worried about them," said Jean-Francois Julliard, secretary-general of the Paris-based organization. "We don't know where they have been detained, in what conditions. And we know as well that bloggers have been arrested, people who just took pictures with their mobile phones have been arrested, and all journalists are under threat."
And from twitter:
Iranian state TV just broadcast footage of the ongoing protest at Haft-e-Tir Sq. This is very important to us. Still no riots.
Yesterday I have seen students and journalists arrested. Not today. But they have to stay in the houses and hotels now.
Also people are being told to avoid mirhoseYn.com/ir. They register people but in reality they are using that information to detain them.
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