Powerful Protest against Iran’s Government in Holy City of Ghom on Ghadr Night


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People scream their displeasure at the government in Iran with various strong chants:

One chant, “Iran has become Palestine!” is very significant because Friday, September 18 is the day that the government has designated as Ghod’s day (Jerusalem Day). The government typically uses this day to parade their loyalists in the streets in a show of force and so-called support for the Palestinian cause. The Green Movement is planning to use the opportunity to protest against the dictatorship. By saying that Iran has become Palestine they are in effect equating the regime’s repression of Iranians to Israel’s repression of Palestinians. This is both an insult to the regime and a rallying cry for change.

Another chant heard in this protest:

“Coup Government, Resign, Resign!”

“God is Great!”

“Political Prisoners must be freed!”

Chants in support of Mousavi and Karoubi can be heard as well.

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Dave Siavashi is the founder and editor of Iran News Now. He provided coverage of breaking news and analysis on events in Iran during the unrest that followed the 2009 presidential election. One of the early journalists to use social media effectively to report on breaking events, his tweets and articles have been cited in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Christian Science Monitor, Andrew Sullivan's The Daily Dish, and Huffington Post, among others. He writes for Iran News Now and EA WorldView.
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