ELECTIONS

Iran's Protests Turn Bloody

Members of a group of young Islamic paramilitaries opened fire on demonstrators on Monday, killing at least one and wounding many more. The Ministry of the Interior reportedly authorized the violence as President Ahmadinejad’s regime is struggling to remain in power after tens of thousands of demonstrators have flooded the streets in Tehran to protest Friday’s elections. In more disturbing news, 12 students were rumored to be murdered in a violent crackdown against student protests on Sunday. Unconfirmed reports of the murders are circulating on Iran’s blogs. Opponent Mousavi emerged from hiding for the first time and addressed the protestors on Monday. “God willing, we will take back our rights,” he said.