Payvand.com - Iranians living abroad, sometimes joined by other locals, have been demonstrating across the globe declaring their solidarity with the people in Iran who are protesting the elections results and protesting their suppression. Following is a partial list of rallies held in various countries including Australia, Germany, Japan, Spain, United States.
On Sunday (21-June-2009) about 5000 people demonstrated in a 4 hour long rally in Berlin against the suppression of Iranian people by the Islamic Republic regime as well against the presidential coup d'état of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. MP Claudia Roth (Bündnis90/Grüne, German Green Party) gave a speech in which she supported the position of the protesters.
|Demonstration in Munich NO to the COUP in Iran 20-06-2009
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Roughly 400 Iranian-Americans gathered in front of the Iranian Interests Section Sunday to protest the election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad despite Grand Ayatollah Ali-Khamenei's call to end such demonstrations. The protesters, dressed in the colors of the Iranian flag, waved signs and chanted slogans such as, "Down with the dictator," "Democracy for Iran," and "Where's my vote?"
SAN FRANCISCO -- Demonstrators in San Francisco are planning to sit in silence Sunday night after holding a rally Saturday at United Nations plaza. About 400 people gathered there at the same time and place they protested last Saturday. But, this one had a different feel.
Ann Arbor, MI (WXYZ) - Iranian-Americans and supporters of the protests in Iran came out to a rally in Ann Arbor on Sunday.
As Iran's supreme leader ruled out reopening the country's disputed presidential election, local Iranian Americans rallied Friday in front of Charlotte's Government Center to protest.
About 75 people of all ages held signs, waving Iranian flags and chanting for freedom in their home country following the controversial election of incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over popular challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi.
South Florida's diverse Iranian population is emerging, with many staging rallies in support of the post-election demonstrations in Iran.
Tiny Iranian enclaves in Kendall and Weston underscore the scattered whereabouts of South Florida Iranians. Estimates range from 10,000 to 15,000 spread across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
SACRAMENTO, CA - Several hundred Iranian-Americans protested loudly, but peacefully Thursday night in Sacramento over alleged election fraud in Iran.
The protest began at 6 p.m. outside the Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights near the corner of Greenback Lane, where the large crowd would be seen by afternoon commuters.
"Local Iranians want to know, where is my vote?" said Khosrow Riaji with the American-Iranian Council of Sacramento.
Anger over Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's declared reelection last week is spilling over into Japan
In Tokyo, 200 mostly Iranian nationals gathered saying they sympathized with the Iranians who had taken to the streets in the Iranian capital of Tehran.
In Australia, hundreds of protesters gathered in Sydney and Brisbane in similar protests. Around 200 people from the Iranian-Australian community took part in the world-wide movement asking, "Where is my vote?" Protesters held green balloons and chanted "Fresh election, UN observation" in the streets of Sydney.
About 150 people have demonstrated outside Spain's Foreign Ministry in central Madrid to protest human rights abuses in Iran. Demonstrators organized by several groups, including Reporters Without Borders, denounced the blocking of cell-phone messaging and the Internet by Iranian authorities.
Iranian-Americans protested in front of city hall in downtown Orlando on Thursday. They were protesting the recent election in Iran. In a statement release they asked all Americans including Iranian-Americans to join in support of principles such as termination of dictatorship, all inclusive free and democratic elections and respect for democracy and human rights.
Shortly after Iranian native Hossein Kazerani arrived in the United States to attend college in 1979, he was disheartened to see Islamic revolutionaries overthrow the government and occupy the American Embassy in Tehran.
Thirty years later, Kazerani, now a Lansing resident, participated in a rally Thursday at the Capitol in hopes of bringing change to Iran following a contested election and bloody crackdown. Kazerani, now a U.S. citizen, joined about 15 other Iranians and Iranian Americans to show solidarity with hundreds of thousands of Iranians in the homeland protesting the results of a June 12 election.
An estimated 150 Iranian-Americans carried out a spirited but peaceful rally
Tuesday in Tempe, condemning Iran's recent presidential elections as a fraud and
chanting support for anti-government demonstrators in their homeland roughly
6,000 miles away.
The grass-roots event at Arizona State University culminated with the reading of a manifesto demanding that Iran's theocratic leaders overturn the purported election victory last week of incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over his opponent, Mir Hossein Mousavi, who has claimed the ballot count was a sham.
With violence mounting as Iranians protest the
questionable outcome of last weekend's presidential election, San Diego
sympathizers have harnessed social networking tools to voice their support.
Iranian-Americans in San Diego used Facebook to organize a downtown rally on Wednesday evening supporting election protesters in Iran. More than 150 supporters RSVPd, said one organizer Ali Sadr. As of 6 p.m. 400 people had arrived.
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