So the big day is here and the regime is apparently trying to prevent people from getting together but thousands have managed to start their rally. Total news blackout from Iran.
I am reading about some heavy clashes in Enghelab Sq, Tehran.
This blog has major updates from Tehran and seems to have accurate info. Reports of intense clashes have also appeared in twitter.com
So the tactic is to stop people, arrest them and block them from getting to assembly site. I'm reading about heavy clashes in Tehran.
Updated @ 9:35 am ET: There seems to be a bad case of news black out from inside of Iran. I can't access any of my contacts. I have heard confirmed reports of explosion/blast in Khomeini's grave. I'm hearing that the govt has shut down public transit system, possibly to prevent people from commuting to the assembly sites.
Updated at 10am: The blast in Khomeini's shrine could very well be the work of the regime. They have done this before. Every time they are desperate for public support, they resort to killing innocent people and blame it on their opponents.
Updated 10:25 am ET: Reports of street fighting in Tehran. The blogger says "Tehran protesters coming in waves, will go on till dark & beyond. This no longer rally but street fighting".
Video from Tehran via BBC. Check the volume of gunfire.
Updated at 11:15am ET: Reports of sporadic gunfire & low flying helicopter in Tehran's Keshavarz blvd north of Enghelab Sq.
Fresh video from Tehran showing people chanting amid chaos and confusion.
Updated at 2pm ET: Our man in Tehran has graphic videos - WARNING: GRAPHIC - Watching them made me very sad and angry today. So far, 4 individuals have been shot to death in Tehran.
Updated at 2:30pm ET: Pics from Tehran and more here
Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi interview with BBC Radio. It's time for unity.
Updated at 3:25pm: New videos and photos from Iran. The unrest is not limited to Tehran alone. Major cities in Iran are scenes of violence and unrest.
Fresh video from Tehran. This is an anti-regime revolution. Wish the Iranians good luck!