From a correspondent (who will stay anonymous, for obvious reasons, but let's call her Darya) in Tehran:
LIVE FROM HONAR UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN: "WE ARE TRAPPED IN KARBORDI HALL, BASIJIS ARE BEATING US, THEY ARE ARMED, HELP US"
And from the Sydney Morning Herald:
Iranian authorities have blamed the two leaders, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, for violence on Monday after they called for a rally which turned into deadly anti-government protests in which two people were killed and several were wounded.
Furious lawmakers and a leading cleric on Tuesday accused them of being behind the violence and said they should be hanged.
Karroubi, once a pillar of the regime, said in a statement posted on his website Sahamnews.org, he was ready to "pay any price."
"I declare that I am not afraid of any kind of threat and as a soldier of this great nation for the past almost 50 years, I am ready to pay any price," he said.
"I am warning that before it is too late, take out the buds from your ears and listen to the voice of the people. Forcing violence and opposing peoples' wishes will last only for a certain time," the cleric said.
I asked Darya whether she thought this was going to be the final push for the Green Revolution, or whether things were going to swell up and settle back down again. She responded:
It's not gonna be the final push as you said—it still needs to grow up. The fall down will start from the upper point of the power. The previous revolution took 10 years or even more... I can't compare these two movements, but people still need to get united. There are so many groups and ideas here. Honestly, we still have doubts.
But she added a note of hope:
Often, one member of our families are in the revolutionary guard or other security services. They are very eager for reform and freedom.
More as it comes.
Meanwhile, it seems that Saudi Arabia might be pitching in to put down the protests in Bahrain:
Saudi Arabia [overwhelmingly Wahhabi Sunni] is sending troops to Bahrain [Sunni leadership, majority Shiite population] to help King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa crack down on pro-democracy protesters who took to the streets in the capital Manama, a political analyst says.
He made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday.
"This is," as the young Yemeni said in the NYT a few days ago, "a revolution across the whole Arab [plus Persian] world."