Video Highlights Of Today's Unreported Iranian Protest

Tyler Durden's picture

As the Russell 2000 index, better known to the Chairsatan as the US economy, surges on no news, except of course for the huge, massive 0.5% drop in the WTI, demonstrations in Iran are once again front and center, except in the US media, which deems it irrelevant to report on what is happening away from the NYSE Borse. From JPost: "Heavy police presence reported in Tehran; dozens of women rounded up, beaten in Khartoum while attempting to stage anti-rape protest." Being that it is international women's day, one can see why even Iranian women believe that something like rape may be a little anachronistic. Alas, the Tehran police did not take too kindly to these ridiculous demands for equal treatment, as the clip below shows.

More from JPost:

A heavy police presence was reported in north-west Tehran on Tuesday and a video uploaded on YouTube showed Iranian security forces beating protesters in what was apparently a demonstration for International Women's Day.

Women's rights activists have called for demonstrations to advocate and defend the rights of both men and women in Iran, as well as more general democratic principles, BBC Farsi reported.

The BBC also reported a heavy police presence in various parts of Tehran.

Also on Tuesday, Sudanese riot police in Khartoum arrested more than 40 women minutes after they started a protest against rape and rights abuses, witnesses said in the latest sign of a crackdown on dissent.

Sudanese women's groups organized the protest against discriminatory laws on Tuesday -- marked as International Women's Day across the world.

Before the rally, organizers said they were enraged by reports of the arrest and rape of Safiya Eshaq, a supporter of anti-government activist group Girifna, in Khartoum last month.

Up to 60 women, waving banners and shouting slogans, gathered in the middle of one the busiest streets in the Khartoum suburb Omdurman just before 4 p.m. (1300 GMT), and were watched by more than 250 police and security officers said a Reuters witness.

Within 10 minutes officers bundled 30 of the women into the back of a truck. When the women continued to protest inside the vehicle, officers entered and beat some of them with batons, said the witness.

Police later rounded up around 12 women in the streets around the scene and drove them to a police station, said the witness.

"It is a demonstration against women's discrimination. It is not a political organization," protest organizer Rasha Awad told Reuters before the event.

However, since the Bernanke Put will make everything ok in Tehran in a few hours, and central planning's motto of pray for the best continues to work without reproach, today's manic buying spree makes all the sense in the bizarro banana world.

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InconvenientCounterParty's picture

I admire the guy who was filming. RIP.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Baton weilding officer thug about to bring a beat down.  No kidding.

"The camera is the new gun." - Judge Napalitano

Things that go bump's picture

I think it is the equivalent of the pen that was mighter than the sword.

iDealMeat's picture

The fact that the video clip made it to the net means they got away.

Good work Iranian dudes.. play smart, and keep a wingman..

quintago's picture

how do you know this was today? Because it was uploaded today? Because it says 8/3 on the video feed? This might as very well be today, but just saying...

slow_roast's picture

Celebration of women bitchez!

Id fight Gandhi's picture

I hate the msm never covers shit.

Shitbc saying the huge drop, yes huge drop in oil is the reason stocks are up and the hopes of bank stocks paying dividend again.

Fuck em,

Id fight Gandhi's picture

I hate the msm never covers shit.

Shitbc saying the huge drop, yes huge drop in oil is the reason stocks are up and the hopes of bank stocks paying dividend again.

Fuck em,

TooBearish's picture

harlie Sheen is news not the MENA situation , thats a distraction

BorisTheBlade's picture

'Wag the dog', masses are passive as long as are fed and entertained, rivers of soma flowing uninterruptedly.

docj's picture

Can't be letting actual reality interrupt American Idol, Big Brother 17 (or whatever they're up to) and other so-called "Reality TV" programs now, can we?

Oh regional Indian's picture

docj, actually this women's movement thing is just a sham, a western sponsored sham.

Not saying abuse does not happen, but my years int he US and elsewhere (oz, especially Oz) shows me that a different kind of abuse is prevelant everywhere. 

What the social engineers really want is islamic women to be free (read naked). They will incite a burn the burka movement, akin to burn the bra that led to feminism.

That, is the truth.


BorisTheBlade's picture

'Liberating' women leads to many unpleasant things for men, like taking their opinion into account or looking at women with a lot of make of make-up on their faces, better to cover them with abayas from head to toe and not bother about all those things. Yes, and if one thought it was bad in Iran:

Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use eye make-up to look seductive.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Boris, while you quote an article which is an abstraction, I'm seeing it every day here in india. It is so bad as to make your eyes bleed. You only need to look around you to see it has not done western societies much good at all.

All the suffering was just pushed inside. And the effort was pushed to the skin.

Go deeper. This time is really not for glibness or brutish attachment to old ideas, most fed through a corrupting, biased translation.


BorisTheBlade's picture

Actually if you think about it, liberating women and giving them the same rights and access to education is one of the better ways to control the birth rate. Since western societies are mentioned, their birth rates started falling along with rising standard of living and better access to education. When women are educated better, they find other ways of utilizing their capabilities other than just sitting at home and be a breeding factory for babies.

Saudi example is not at all random, look at the demographics there, couple it with the women treatment - they bloody don't even have the right to drive a car. Sure, patriarchal values are good when society needs a high birth rate to be sustained, but there are already over 6 bln on this planet and we are about to experience some severe disruptions in terms of food and fuel supplies, Middle East with its youth bulge and revolutions all the way is a perfect example.

Lord Koos's picture

Or! maybe you should switch to decaf.

Oh regional Indian's picture

LK, no stimulants for me, I'm high on insights. 


gaoptimize's picture

So you or your state want to be in charge of when women are naked, or free to exercise any other freedom?  Know this: I am ennobled and my life is adorned by the goddesses around me, liberated from your kind of primative thinking.  I'm sorry for you.

greenbear's picture

Yes, one side mutilates a woman's genitals, denies protection from domestic violence, and strips all rights from women.  They can be abandoned under sharia law for no reason.  The other side destroys the woman's God-given role, strips all rights from men destroying their God-given role, destroying the family unit. These things are not a result of "coincidence".  These things are the result of multi-generational social engineering.  

trollin4sukrz's picture

MSM is so lame I cant bring myself to watch it. Is it me or does anyone else here feel like they are programing for a 10 year old?

unionbroker's picture

how come the iranian police have the english word police on their shields?

Jason T's picture

good looking out sherlock.  yeah, how come? 

Dr. Richard Head's picture

The land of the "free" is the number one manufacturer of riot control gear? 

pointer's picture

it's what Morpheus refers to as "The Matrix" - a world pulled over your eyes to keep you from seeing the real truth.  TV is crap.  Made solely for the promotion of propaganda.

Most of the muslim hate messages show on mainstream media after 9/11 were all written in the same handwriting - support for the war was at an extremely high percentage of the population - go figure.

Bullshit is all around you.

samsara's picture

Most of the muslim hate messages show on mainstream media after 9/11 were all written in the same handwriting

I bet it also goes for the "handwritten" note that came with the Anthrax letters too...

Jus sayin...  

(that's right, that event has been conveniently culturally forgotten).


floydian slip's picture

Im thinking of opening up an American flag shop in the middle east.  Free matches with each flag.



gorillaonyourback's picture

good point, is this propaganda bullshit of some other country?

Agent P's picture

Because the shields are made in China.

OliverTwist's picture

Check this out ...

The best part is ....

the Persian Academy—an institution established in 1935 to preserve the language, much like its French counterpart—noted that the English word airplane was creeping into the Iranian language. The academy's linguists successfully replaced it with the Persian word havapeyma. They have had less luck with helicopter

HoofHearted's picture

Come on, they all had equal get their asses kicked by the people who deem themselves the "authority." It's the same everywhere, whether it is blatant like in this clip or more subtle, like what the Bernank is doing to us.

gwar5's picture

Iran is one country where I'd love to see the mullahs overthrown.

NOTW777's picture

apparently one of the mullahs junked you, and monitors ZH

RobotTrader's picture

Transports and Russell 2000 staging huge reversals.

Mid-day yesterday, I was certain we were going a lot lower.

But the PigMen stepped in and started buying hand over fist.

limcagoldspot's picture

The pump started again at around 10 this morning.. I was so "fed" up with this market that I just liquidated my mostly short positions.  I will be back in the market July 1.  See you later guys

Internet Tough Guy's picture

SPY on the cusp of a massive sell signal
RobotTrader - Mon, Mar 7, 2011 - 11:22 AM

Once the 11-day and 22-day cross, its "Lights Out" for the bulls

Sudden Debt's picture

But they are running on thin air by now.

I bet there are a lot of discussions right now on what to do next.

Sophist Economicus's picture

Today's rally makes sense.  Lots of weak shorts, still in contracting triangle.    If there is a breakout about 1329ish, Bulls get a chance for new high.   If it bounces off of 1329, we go for one more bounce off the walls of the triangle -- whee

financeguru500's picture

Can someone please explain to me how Oil prices are dropping when supply is precariously teetering on the cliff. Were currently looking at 2mbpd oil shortfall with libya, but if Saud production falls then were looking at an additional 8mbpd or 10mbpd total.

How are prices dropping right now?

malikai's picture

They're dropping because we're experiencing the pre-slaughter fleecing. You are now being taught to go short. When the time is right, the paper will stop being sold and the price will surge, just after you decide to short.

Jasper M's picture

Dropping because there are a huge net longs right now. Way more than Cushing can hold, for example. Only an idiot would hold ALL of that until "the end". Remember, "Bears get fed, and Bulls get fed, but pigs get slaughtered". 

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

"Federal" governments?  Let them all fail.