Foreign Policy

Video of Iran Riots, Police Fire on Protesters

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Riots in Iran continued for a third day as protesters violently clashed with police following the announcement that current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won a second term. Videos are beginning to emerge from the besieged Iranian capital of Tehran, showing scenes of a country in chaos.

In this video from the BBC, paramilitary soldiers loyal to Ahmadinejad can be seen firing on the assembled crowd with automatic weapons. At least one protester died in the shooting:

And in this video, protesters turn and attack a battalion of motorcycle riot police.