Saturday, July 25, 2009

Protests Against the Islamic Regime in Iran, Times Square, New York City

I went to the protests in Times Square today against the Islamic Regime in Iran and what I found was interesting and surprising.

There were
two separate demonstrations taking place.

The larger protest organized by United For Iran would not allow another group who were carrying the Persian flag to join them, so they had to set up their demonstration across the street. Someone referred to them as 'Monarchists.'

Full report, photos and videos!

Bashing John McCain? While Obama the Undocumented dithered, McCain was the one who stood up for the Iranians who were bravely protesting the stolen elections in June.

Rupert Murdoch is on their hit list alongside Khameini and Ahmadinejad?

Attica? Abu Gharaib? Although it was cut out of my photograph, in the right corner of this protest sign there was a picture of Leonard Peltier. I was sensing a definite Leftist theme here...

Who will liberate Hillary Clinton? A divorce attorney maybe?

There were also a couple of Communists waving red flags on hand.
They were rejected by both groups. By the same token, the Communists were having none of the appeasement crowd either!

Rest in Peace, dear sweet Neda.
As well as all of the others brutally savaged or held captive by the Mullah's regime.

The large crowd was comprised of mostly young people who exuberantly chanted and embraced the slogans, green headbands and armbands with a kind of MTV-like energy. As well-intended as they might have been they were unaware that they were not demonstrating to finally remove the brutal and sadistic Islamic regime in Iran--but to simply change it.
I cannot confirm this, but I heard that United for Iran protest was likely financed by the Iranian government.

Here to follow are the other protesters who were not allowed to demonstrate alongside the United For Iran organization.
They proudly waved the Persian flag and the American flag together and called for an end to the Islamic regime. They were an older generation, many of which were Persians who remember Iran before the 1979 revolution. They were very serious and passionate. Some had never protested in their lives before. They came to join the main demonstration, but were not allowed to participate.

They had a very ominous banner shown in this video clip.

After a while, all parties marched over to the United Nations for the second part of the demonstration. I will update later with reports from fellow bloggers.

Here is my complete photo slide show of the day's events. Please click to see them all!

Updates to come, so please come back...


Blogger Christopher Logan said...

Good work! But as you said this is not about taking the Islam out of the Iranian govt. It is also not about Iran's foreign policy.

Why are they bashing FOX and McCain? They just come off as more Muslims who are mad at the world.

July 26, 2009 11:00 AM  
Anonymous DanNY said...

Great Report UI!!
I linked to it on the NYGOE website along with The Sileny Majority's report. Between the two of you this is well covered!

July 26, 2009 11:02 AM  
Blogger Winston said...

Thanks for the reporting. Yes, I think the protests were organized by the reformist wing of the regime. I hate to say this but the Iranian regime is the master of manipulation and is good in creating division among its opposition. So I buy the argument that the protests were organized by the regime.

Any hoo, thanx for the reports

July 26, 2009 12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you.
I am so grateful, all over again, for the eye you provide.
Ma Sands

July 26, 2009 1:29 PM  
Blogger Karridine said...

Excellent coverage!

Zoroastrians, Jews, Christians, (minority Muslims) and now Baha'is are savaged by this Iranian regime which KNOWS that IT IS THE HIGHEST and BEST from God...

Any question of this is PROOF that those kffir DESERVE the brutal treatment Muslims mete out to them...

July 26, 2009 9:28 PM  
Blogger Winston said...

I posted this on

July 27, 2009 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is weird. This past Saturday in San Francisco the place was full of shir-o-khorshid flags. I think there were more pre-IR flags then there were green.

But it's also kind of weird that people here in the states are only for a reformed IR. You'd think that living in the US and hearing their parents piss and moan about the last 30 years would create some sort of animosity against the theocratic establishment of Iran.

brainwashing at it's best

July 27, 2009 8:10 PM  
Blogger ReaganFan said...

Excellent report, pictures and videos etc. It was interesting to hear about the situation that the individuals with their pre-regime flags encountered that was similar to my experience.

July 28, 2009 1:20 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What do you mean by "Obama The Undocumented"?

July 29, 2009 4:50 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Also, they are bashing McCain because during his campaign he made jokes about bombing Iran. He only "cares" about Iran know because he's a politician.

July 29, 2009 4:52 PM  
Anonymous St. Blogustine said...

Is it just me, or do the rest of you agree that most Iranian women are kinda hot lookin'...

August 24, 2009 7:12 PM  

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