Despite a government ban, Iranians demonstrated in several cities today, including Tehran (photo above), Shiraz, Isfahan, and Rasht. The Iranian opposition had sought permission to demonstrate in solidarity with the Egyptian and Tunisian people but the Islamic regime ignored the request.
According to media reports, news has been circulating online of clashes between protesters and security forces in Tehran, Iran's capital. According to these reports, thousands of demonstrators marched on Enghelab and Azadi streets (which connect, creating a straight path through the centre of the city), with a heavy presence in Enghelab Square and Vali-Asr Street.
Videos of today's events have begun to appear online.
The sky is no limit
A protester hoisted a picture of martyrs of the Green Movement on a crane in Tehran. Security forces brought him down quickly, but his act of bravery will be shared via citizen media for long.
And clashes in Tehran
In this video, protesters in Tehran are seen burning an image of Ayatollah Khomeini.
Down with the dictator is Isfahan
Demonstrations and clashes between protesters and police force have been reported in Isfahan.
Heavy military presence in Mashhad