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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: