At the weekend I was at a lunch with friends and the Iran election came up. The discussion briefly centred on what we can do (whether we should pressure our leaders to speak out, whether this was wise etc);Â the following is at least one contribution we can make:
This Thursday is the tenth anniversary of the brutal repression of students in Iran.
Today a new round of repression is underway in Iran.
Here is something you can do about it. An anniversary demonstration at the Iranian embassy in London is scheduled for this Thursday, starting at 6 PM. Please wear green and come along to 16 Princeâ€™s Gate, SW7. The nearest Tube station is South Kensington.
The only point â€“ and I hope this leads other British bloggers to echo this call â€“ is to show solidarity with the Iranian people.
In fact, as one Iranian exile tells me, people who â€œcome selling newspapers and lecturing the people on what they should doâ€ are not wanted. â€œJust join and express solidarityâ€, the exile says.
(Hat Tip: Harry’s Place)
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