Huge protests over Iranian presidential election

Wow. I almost wish I was there to see it or participate in it!

To think, the most vigorous protest we saw here in the States in 2000 were the Brooks Brothers Riots.

This occurred at the Miami-Dade County polling headquarters, ” when dozens of ‘local protesters,’ actually mostly Republican House aides from Washington, chanted ‘Stop the fraud!’ and ‘Let us in!’ when the local election board tried to move the re-counting from an open conference room to a smaller space.” [Credit: Washington Post.]

Also: Twitter has become a tool for Iranians to use to spread word of electoral problems and true electoral fraud. When the text messaging network was shut down by the government, the people stepped up and improvised a solution using available tools. Nice!

Also 2: We recently saw huge crowds like they had in Tehran today over here in the U.S. back in 2008 and 2009 when Barack Obama the candidate or later President Obama would speak somewhere. The difference was that they were supporting his election, not protesting a stolen election.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.

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