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NYC Silent Vigil for Neda, Union Square, 7/30

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by Denise Romano

Less than one week after they poured into the streets for the Global Day of Action, Iranians in New York gathered again in Union Square to mark the 40th day since the death of Neda Agha-Soltan, a 26 year-old killed in broad daylight shortly after the controversial election.

Attendees held signs of Neda over their faces and sat in almost total silence for two hours. As the sun set, green and white candles were lit and roses laid in front of the crowd. A saxophone capped off the silence at 9:30 p.m.

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Live from the NYC Silent Vigil for Neda, 7/30

Neda Agha-SoltanWe will be live-tweeting from the NYC Silent Vigil for Neda tonight in Union Square from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The event marks the 40th day since the murder of Neda Agha-Soltan on the streets of Tehran following June 12th’s disputed elections in Iran.

While the organizers intend to keep the vigil free of chants or politics, we’ll keep you up to date on the lighting of the candles, the size of the crowd, and the emotions surrounding the event.

You can follow the updates on Twitter by clicking here, or with the “TWEETS FROM NYC FOR IRAN” widget on the right-hand side of this page.