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Black Monday


Monday Aug 3rd, after Ahmadinejad presidential order was officially confirmed and handed to him by supreme leader, people in the afternoon went to the streets and shouted their views. There was so many armed, special forces and Basijies, but people in different streets mainly ValiAsr St through Vanak Sq. to ValiAsr and Fatemi Sq, to gather in small groups and showed their anger.

Many have been arrested and injured. no confirmed news on the number.

The presidential order ceremony was held without many famous characters such as Hashemi Rafsanjani, Khatami, Hasan Khomeini, grand child of Ayatollah khomeini. They showed their protests to the fraud election with leaving the city and country, some of them.

It was held 2 days after a TV show on a so called court of the arrested activists and famous people of reformist wing on saturday aug1st..they showed the confession of 2 people, Mr Abtahi,a clergyman and AtrianFar, a media activist.

People agree they were under pressure to confess they planned all these protests. This fake confession held by sever pressure of regiem made people angry and the night it went on the air, people went to the roofs and shouted Allahoakbar (god is great), down with dictator ,...more and louder than other nights.

On wednesday Ahmadinejad goes to the parliament for oath ceremony and people decided to go to the sq in front of the parliament to show their protest, in the morning while he goes there and is in the parliament.

Following are pictures of monday protest. picture by Farhad Rajabali, gooyanews.




jodelight's picture

What can we do?

What can we do? I thank all those who have raised their voices in word and action, trying to stop this. At times when I don't know how to change what is happening, I resolve to keep talking about it. Talking leads to action, and action leads to change. We must keep talking, and spreading the world about the injustices and human rights violations around the world. We must raise our voices and petition to the higher powers to invoke change, because many who are oppressed are not able to do this for themselves. I want to take a minute to acknowledge those worldwide who have raised their voice, and have suffered for it. I can hear your voice. It may be only a whisper from here, but I can here it. Please don't ever keep silent. We need you...I pray for better days, I work for more just and peaceful days.


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