Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Iran Election: Silent Protest


On June 16, 2009 Once again supporter of Mr. Mousavi wanted to rally in protest to election fraud. Basij militia that found out about their protest, they organized a protest at the same place and same time. They wanted to confront militia with Mousavi supporter and draw a violent scene so Mousvai had to call off the protest but some of Mousavi supporter didn’t get the news and they started their own protest and very smartly ignored Ahmadinejad fans and silently protested. Some of the following photos are from yesterday silent protest in Tehran on June 16, 2009.

Mousvai supporter headed towards Iran state-owned broadcasting station. They were angry at TV News programs because they have been taking side of Ahmadinejad even after election, it call protesters “hecklers and trouble makers” for Islamic republic of Iran. By the way I didn't put photos of Ahmadinejad supporters because they have all media attention in Iran.

Iranian supporters of Mr. Mousavi demonstrate June 16, 2009 in Tehran, Iran. (Getty Images)


Backers of Mr. Mousavi demonstrate June 16, 2009 in Tehran, Iran. (Getty Images)


A supporter of Mr. Mousavi holds a picture of man injured during yesterday's clashes in Tehran during protests June 16, 2009 in Tehran, Iran. (Getty Images)


A young supporter of Mr. Mousavi protests June 16, 2009 in Tehran, Iran. (Getty Images)


In this frame grab taken from amateur video, supporters of Mr. Mousavi demonstrate in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday June 16, 2009. Thousands of protesters rallied in Tehran in support of Mousavi, according to witnesses and video footage. (AP Photo/APTN, Amateur Video)


Supporters of Mr. Mousavi demonstrate June 16, 2009 in Tehran, Iran. (Getty Images)


A police motorcycle burns as supporters of Iranian presidential candidate Mr. Mousavi protest in Valiasr Street June 16, 2009 in Tehran, Iran. (Getty Images)


Supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi set fires during protests June 16, 2009 in Tehran, Iran. (Getty Images)


Supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi watch a motor scooter burn during protests June 16, 2009 in Tehran, Iran. (Getty Images)


Supporters of Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi run in the streets during protests June 16, 2009 in Tehran, Iran. (Getty Images)


I picked some photos form Boston big picture; edited descriptions which I think it is appropriate and I repost them here.


Hat tips: The Big Picture

7 comments:

  1. They were some typos in this post, I update a bit ago, sorry for that.

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  2. Be Strong! Don't lose faith. We are all behind you.

    Israel

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  3. I am glad to have found your blog. I write a blog for the Tacoma News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington and have my own, The View From My Broom. I will create links to your site so that other Americans can keep up with what is happening.

    I was in awe in 1978-79 when the Iranian people brought down the Shah. I have felt for 30 years that they still had the potential to take their destiny and that of Iran into their own hands and the past few days have been inspiring. Fortunately the US has a new administration not given to hiperbole and is keeping the rhetoric low key. Most Americans, regardless of political persuasion, are cheering you on!

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  4. The chance to topple the maniacal regime in Tehran is right-there for the taking... and Obama is standing frozen like a deer in the headlights.

    Our False Prophet appears to have no idea what a golden opportunity he is passing up... overthrow this evil regime without firing a single shot... get their Armageddon-inspired nuke program off the world stage... and free 30 million people all at one time. But the boy wonder is too stupid to see it... or somehow just doesn't care?

    http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com/

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  5. American interference in Iranian affairs contributed to getting Iran where it is today. Had we stayed out of Iran’s business in 1953 Iran might have a 56 year old democracy now. Had Jimmie Carter been willing to talk to the clerics the hostage situation might never have happened. The best course for the United States now is to individually cheer on Iran’s opposition and be prepared to deal with whatever government Iran has in the future. We cannot cut off our nose to spite our face regardless of how we feel about the current Iranian administration or his nuclear policy. The opposition cannot be seen to be a tool of the American government. Meddling will only play into the hand of Iranian hardliners.

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  6. I salute the youth and the reawakened elders, yu will never feel so alive again in your lives. Do not waste it, try to be civil but do not back down. The future is yours, on these days you will feel freer than an american or a brit!

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  7. I'm glad to have found your blog and am sending best wishes your way. Stay strong! So many of us in America are cheering you on.

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