There are scattered reports being texted out of Iran that a massive police presence has blocked Mousavi-supporting protesters from entering the large square.
Many reports of people shot — and many beatings. The basiji are using tear gas and reportedly gassed a crowd of 3000 people to make them disperse.
The government has issued a statement saying that Mousavi will be held responsible for the protests and violence today. And thus, Mousavi’s options at this point are to use every technique and tool at his disposal to resist the State or he and his followers will be crushed.
They need to find a way to get more of the police to defect. Rafsanjani needs to show how much muscle he has with the infrastructure of the security state that he controls.
— Steve Clemons