Posted by: Lisa Pampuch | June 15, 2009

Wearing green today

Iranians are standing up for democracy, against theocracy and dictatorship:

Tens of thousands of supporters of pro-reform leader Mir Hossein Mousavi are streaming through the center of Tehran in a boisterous protest against election results that declared President Mamoud Ahmadinejad the winner.

The crowd — many wearing the trademark green color of Mousavi’s campaign — was headed toward the capital’s huge Freedom Square in the largest display of opposition unity since Friday’s elections ended with Mousavi claiming widespread fraud.

That’s from a breaking news update from the Associated Press that also reports that Ayatollah Ali Khameni has ordered an investigation into allegations of election fraud (election results that Khameni previously called a “divine assessment”). It’s a stunning concession brought about by the widespread refusal of the Iranian populace to accept the results.

I’m wearing green today to support them. And I’m watching what happens in Iran.


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