Jun 22, 2009

Iran Election Crisis: 10 Incredible YouTube Videos

From Mashable

 


1. Saturday, June 13th



This was one of the first Iran election protests videos to be spread around the web. Translate, the video’s title is “Saturday 23 June.” In actuality, this video was taken on Saturday, June 13th in what we believe to be Tehran.


2. June 13th: Riot in tehran streets after election day



This now well-known video has over 400,000 views. You can see the green masks of the Mousavi movement onn clear display.


3. June 13th: BBC – Protest against Iran election results



The BBC was on top of the Iran crisis. This popular video is an incredible on-the-ground report.


4. June 14th: Iranians protest against election results, police intervene



This is one of the first videos that shows the police getting involved in breaking up the crowds that formed not long after the elections. There are cries, screaming, running, burning wreckage, and many angry citizens.


5. June 14th: Iran Election Protest in Paris



The protests have not just been inside of Iran. There have been demonstrations in cities across the world in support of Mousavi’s Green Movement. This well-produced video comes out of Paris.


6. June 17: Protesting in Silence – Tehran



Silence.


7. June 19th: Poem for the Rooftops of Iran



From the video’s description: “A woman speaking about the state of her country while filming the rooftop shouting of “Allah-o Akbar” in Iran on Friday June 19th”

The poem and the background noise make this video evoke emotions that are unlike most of the other videos coming out of Iran.


8. June 20th: Basij Milita have opened fire into crowds



This unedited video from the BBC is a display of how the violence has escalated in all of Iran.


9. June 20: Wounded Girl Dying [GRAPHIC CONTENT]


WARNING: The following video is very graphic, disturbing, and involves the death of an Iranian woman.

DO NOT WATCH unless you feel capable AND are old enough.


Nevermind the crisis in Iran – this is one of the most brutal videos I have ever seen in my life. That is why I have provided multiple warnings about this one, but I feel that it is important to include it for several reasons:

- Social media is raw, and that YouTube allows you to get the uncensored version of things. We cannot be blind to that fact.

- This is, in my mind, the most incredible of all the videos coming out of Iran.

- Sometimes, you have to see everything to really understand what’s going on. Things are very, very bad in Iran, period.

With all of that said, this video is just gut-wrenching.


10. June 20th: Tehran Tazahorat



You can’t help but be amazed by the sheer number of people in the streets. THis video has been passed around a lot recently in social circles, and for good reason. It’s incredible, just like all of the videos here.