Protecting One's Enemy

IranNewsNow describes a dramatic scene:

Things get intense approximately half-way through when a struggle ensues between people wanting to beat up a captured Basiji, and greens chanting “Leave him alone!”, “Velesh kon! Velesh kon!” meaning “Let him go!”. These chants are proof that although anger runs high against the regime, the peoples movement is largely peaceful and seeks non-violence.

Such a display of decency harks back to this iconic image from June.