And at 6:21 am Pacific, his Facebook page had 53,749 supporters.
The second pic comes from there.
Because the mainstream media are having trouble reporting events in Iran where, reinstated as president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tried to shut down everything except that which he wanted to be seen.
Thanks, however, to the bravery of ordinary Iranians with cellphones and family videocams, and bloggers passing news of events one to another, the word is getting out anyway: that Iran remains a repressive regime and the vast majority of Iranians don’t believe for one instant that Ahmadinejad won fairly and squarely.
Yesterday, “At 4:22 am, CONFIRMED BY BBC PERSIAN, PLEASE TELL EVERYONE TO JOIN THEM: MOUSAVI, KAROUBI & KHATAMI WILL BE AT THE PROTEST. #IranElection, p2pnet quoted Mousavi as saying on Twitter.
Today, Mousavi, “attempted to call off a mass protest in central Tehran in the face of government threats and a counter-demonstration that looked set to produce another day of violence,” says Times Online, continuing »»»
At least seven people were killed yesterday in Iran’s biggest street protests since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and the prospect of two conflicting protests in Vali Asr Square prompted Mir Hossein Mousavi, the defeated challenger, to warn his supporters off.
Four days after Mr Ahmadinejad claimed a huge re-election win, the powerful Guardian Council offered a partial recount of disputed ballot boxes in response to complaints of massive electoral fraud.
The move by the country’s highest legislative body appeared to be the first concession to the opposition after hundreds of thousands joined anti-government protests.
Says Times Online:
“According to the official figures, Mr Ahmadinejad won a massive 24.5 million votes in Friday’s election against 13.2 million for Mr Mousavi. Mohsen Rezai, the former head of the elite Revolutionary Guards, came third with 678,240 votes or 1.73 per cent, while the reformist Mehbi Karroubi, a former parliamentary speaker, trailed with 333,635 votes or 0.85 percent.
“It is not just Mr Ahmadinejad’s margin of victory that has cast doubt on the result, however, but the speed with which 39.1 million votes were counted — and the fact that the incumbent enjoyed a consistent two-to-one lead even in his opponents’ political strongholds.”
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