The Iranian struggle for democracy has taken unprecedented turns since June 12th presidential election. Iranians have shown resilience and have pressed on their democratic demands on the face of continuous violence and escalating repression.
On December 27th, 09 the Iranian government, led by Ayatollah Khamenei, proved once again that it had no intention to listen to the democratic demands of the Iranian people. The Islamic Republic of Iran has started a new round of violence against opposition. Tens of people were killed in the protests of December 27th throughout the country and thousands were detained in its immediate aftermath.
On January 3rd, 2009, we will gather to show our solidarity with the movement for democracy in Iran. We will address the international community and the U.S. government and demand that they use all diplomatic leverages on Islamic Republic of Iran to end the violence on the streets and in prisons.
Speakers: to be confirmed.
Date: Sunday, January 3rd, 2009
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: United Nations Information Office (18th and K Street) to the White House (Lafayette Park), Washington, D.C.
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