25 July 2009 (3 Mordad): Worldwide protests against Ahmadinejad, Khamenei and the election in Iran

Saturday, July 25, 2009

That's today! At the moment it's still pretty early in Iran and other parts of the world (except Australia and other parts of Asia). In the meantime here are two videos that are both interesting for those protesting the election and those studying Persian. First a video message from Shirin Ebadi:

One reason for the plea to the UN is because the UN is, along with the EU, one of the only bodies that has any pull with Iran. Russia and China have quite a bit of pull with Iran as well but they are much less likely to care, so the UN and the EU is the way to go. Note though that countries like the US can contribute in ways like this; it just doesn't really have any direct diplomatic influence.

The other interesting video is about the efforts in gathering together the huge green scroll to be presented today in front of the Eiffel Tower. Apparently the response has been overwhelming and the total length is now 2 kilometres.

The scroll has even been signed in languages like Korean, as you can see here:

The message is the same: Ahmadinejad is not Iran's president (아흐마디네자드는 이란의 대통령이 아닙니다).


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