NYC Rally: Free the Political Prisoners in Iran, 7/1

by Denise Romano

Click here to see the whole slideshow.

While the New York protests seem to have gotten smaller, tonight’s rally proved they are as organized and passionate as ever.

Each poster had the image and/or name of someone murdered, missing, or imprisoned since the June 12th election. Chants varied from “Azadi! Set them Free!” to “The people united will never be defeated!” Behind a set of candles that spelled out “IRAN,” the organizers read off the names of every casualty known. After each name, the crowd chanted “Presente!,” adopting a practice from the South American resistance in the 1980s.

Check out the slideshow (above) and videos below. Profiles from two of the attendees will follow in the next two days.


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