Demonstration in Irvine to Protest Violence in Iran

More than 1,000 people, mostly Iranian-Americans, gathered  for a second time at the corner of Barranca Parkway and Jamboree Road in Irvine on Sunday to demonstrate support for the protesters in Iran.  Sunday their peacefull demonstration was to highlight the violent crackdown on protesters in Tehran expressing their displeasure with the decision of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to endorse the suspected fraudulent Presidential election results.  Iran’s Guardian Council declared President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the winner of election with 62.63 percent of the vote. Mir Hossein Moussavi, his closest rival, received 33.75 percent, surprising many experts who expected him to win. 

Click HERE for the Orange County Register’s story on the Irvine demonstration. Below is a video of the protest in Irvine.

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  3 comments for “Demonstration in Irvine to Protest Violence in Iran

  1. I Support our Pres.
    June 22, 2009 at 11:16 am

    These foolish protesters need to keep their mouths shut and not take sides. Obama knows what he is doing.

    Publicly supporting the students and other democratic activists in the streets of Iran only serves to upset the current rulers and gives them another reason to hate us more. As President Obama pointed out earlier in the month, it was America that helped overthrow the Iranian Mullah in 1953 so we share a major blame for the current mess.

    We need to play it safe and not show any outward demonstrations – we need rise above name calling.

  2. Lori
    June 22, 2009 at 11:23 am

    We must all show our support for the people in Iran who seek freedom and democracy; failing to do so is contrary to our fundamental beliefs.

  3. I Support our Pres.
    June 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    We don’t know how the situation will turn out and we don’t want to give rulers of Iran any more reasons to hate us. Obama needs to negotiate with them and it will hurt our efforts if we tell them how to manage their domestic affairs. Who are we to speak about elections and recounts after Bush Gore – we are equally despotic.

    As Ayatollah Khamenei pointed out just the other day “During the time of the Democrats, the time of Clinton, 80 people were burned alive in Waco. Now you are talking about human rights?” see who are we to point fingers? The people of America need to emulate our President hold our tongues and stay neutral it’s the safe thing to do.

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