Thursday, July 30, 2009

Iran Security Forces Retreat As Huge Numbers Of Mourners Gather At Cemetery

The mother of Sohrab Arabi, shown in the poster at right, who was killed during Iran's post-election turmoil last month, speaks with protesters at an opposition rally at Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery just outside Tehran. Associated Press

From The L.A. Times:

As many as tens of thousands of protesters meet at the grave of Neda Agha-Soltan, whose shooting death was videotaped. Meanwhile, the first group of protesters arrested in the unrest heads to trial.

Reporting from Tehran and Beirut -- Thousands and possibly tens of thousands of mourners, many of them black-clad young women carrying roses, overwhelmed security forces today at Tehran's largest cemetery to gather around the grave of Neda Agha-Soltan, the young woman whose videotaped shooting at a June 20 demonstration stunned the world.

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My Comment: Tens of thousands show up .... when I read stories like this I feel that there is still hope in Iran.

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