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Scooter As Instrument of Terror?

Monday, June 15, 2009

Watch carefully!  At precisely 55-seconds into this NBC news video (6-14-09), you will witness perhaps the darkest moment in scooter history, as fearsome baton-wielding black-clad Iranian riot policemen on motorcycles beat back crowds of election protesters and opposition supporters.  One of them was riding what appears to be a P-series Vespa scooter (or a clone) with a tall windshield, trailing other motorcycles in this rampage. 

A scooter used as a state-sanctioned instrument of terror on its people has got to go down as one of the most shameful moments in scooter history (and also gives a new, yet tainted definition to the term “Ride To Work Day”).–Lorenzo

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Tuesday, June 16, 2009 4:59 am

    Relax. We can retaliate. I offer my Suzuki AN125HK as a WMD.

    • Tuesday, June 16, 2009 6:26 am

      At some levels, I do like the idea of seeing the protesters charge back at the riot police, scooter-jousting style. But I know that eventually, more protesters would just get hurt, or killed for the police would surely escalate their tactics with more deadly weapons.–Lorenzo

  2. Tuesday, June 16, 2009 1:53 pm

    This is really scary. We have no idea who is the bad guy anymore..

  3. Tuesday, June 16, 2009 2:55 pm

    Are you sure thats not old footage from quadriphinia? I guess if it was the scooter would have had more mirrors.

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