Saturday, June 20, 2009

Collection of Photos from Tehran Street Protest

Post note:
Just something I want people to know. Some of the links below take you to graphic images and videos. This is a lot to take in, so I am just throwing this out as a warning. Be strong, believe.

With what has been happening in Iran this week, I would like to take part and help spread the message. Due to what many believe was a rigged election, the people of Iran have taken the streets with peaceful protests. Their request for a recount has been, instead, met with violent police and military action.

Here are some very powerful photos from protests throughout this week.

Pray for peace.

Links from comments below:

http://www.atlargely.com/atlargely/2009/06/iran-protest-update.html

http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/06/20/iranian-protesters-defy-ban-clash-with-police-in-streets/

http://mashable.com/2009/06/20/iran-youtube/



















More photos can be found at:

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/6/19/744656/-Tehran-Street-PhotosOn-the-Brink

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/06/irans_disputed_election.html

24 comments:

hockeygirl said...

these are really powerful.. its nice to see someone take a diff approach to spreading the word and not just ranting about it, but giving it a face!

thanks serge, as always.. good stuff from the russian!

ps.. i hear u been puttin Josh to work lately! lol

Peace&Love

hockeygirl said...

o yea, i checked out the links, even more great pictures.. again, gives a face to all the storys we hear!

also, saw a couple more pictures around...

just really like this one... maybe the feeling of her vs. them

http://tehrandaily.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/iranian_protest_election_results_26.jpg

and for some reason im drawn to this one...

http://tehrandaily.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/iranian_protest_election_results_25.jpg

check 'em out if ya have time

Miss cloveR said...

Thanks for posting that, Sergey. Very impacting.

Share these links, too...

BBC-protest against Iran election
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcHT8-ps64w

Iranians protesting-Vanak Square
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y67YC__XzKE

It's very easy for us carry on day by day and not even acknowledge that this is going on right now, but seeing those pictures and videos--actually seeing them in the streets fighting for freedom instead of just turning a cheek--their efforts being met with such violence and brutality... It just hits you in a certain place. And you don't know whether to tremble with rage or curl up in a ball and wail.

ncchapman said...

Wow.. wow..wow.. wow. That was sooo... impowering.

I find it strange(you probably don't because you are foreign) how Americans can totally warp they way people are perceived around the world. Sometimes I find myself lost in a train of thought about how barbaric other societies are.. and then I am reminded of how wrong I am, of how stupid and brainwashed I am to think that. Refreshing...

I'm sorry, I'm really drunk. I'm so drunk that I'm writing about how drunk I am. But I loved this post! AND I love you too!

Miss cloveR said...

LOL she's drunk, I'm high. Yeah. You've got quite a crew, here. ;D hehe.

I realized I left a word out, too. dammit. >.< (I'm so anal about stuff like that too).

super_nanny_kel said...

Looks like you got some pretty avid followers here (I guess I would have to include myself then..) Thanks for sharing those pictures. I was watching the news this morning, and it is unbelievable what is going on. I hope their voices are heard. There is so much we Americans tend to take for granted...hope you have a peaceful weekend :)

hockeygirl said...

well, i am an avid follower too.. but i was not drunk nor high when i posted! lol

...felt the need to include that!

Jessica C said...

Serg you can always make me stop and think about how good I have it here!! I heart you!

Danielle said...

wow, these things mack you stand out from the rest, you gain nothing from sharing this with the world. I'm sheding tears for those who need help as well as those who can not help.
Thanks for being human and not just another "celeb" looking out for yourself.

prttblues said...

A picture says more than 1,000 words. You have such a great eye.

ashlea014 said...

wow.it's horrible what's happening there.

Miss cloveR said...

Okay... woke up today and saw this on my friend's blog. Things are getting bloodier there in Tehran. You might want to follow Larisa's blog... she's an investigative journalist and writes for RawStory.com. This is pretty graphic. (btw, not baked anymore lol)

Iran Protest Updates
http://www.atlargely.com/atlargely/2009/06/iran-protest-update.html

Iranian protesters defy ban, clash with police in streets
http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/06/20/iranian-protesters-defy-ban-clash-with-police-in-streets/

Miss cloveR said...

The shots you hear being fired off (in the video on rawstory.com) are the police firing at the people. The longer this drags out, the more aggressive and violent those black-boot wearing, strong-arming b@stards will be...

super_nanny_kel said...

I hope this doesn't turn out into another war...God we don't need another one. I am praying.

Miss cloveR said...

Last post... but here's another instance of unfairness, brought upon 2 innocent, young female American journalists in North Korea... trying to show the TRUTH... and being met by harshness.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31160497/

http://www.atlargely.com/atlargely/2009/06/alert-two-us-journalists-convicted-in-n-korea.html

They were sentenced to 12 YEARS of reform through labor for "hostile acts". How could these girls survive the labor camps???
If you want to try putting some pressure on the State Department, check out the info at the bottom of Larisa's blog (2nd link).

(And thanks hockeygirl for posting some more Tehran pics. The truth needs exposure, especially since the media is being restricted.)

hockeygirl said...

no problem Miss cloveR, the truth needs to come out and i think Pictures/video is the bets way.. words tend to just be forgotten and ignored.. when theres a picture it has a stronger affect... at least thats how i feel!

thanks for all the links to Miss cloveR, theyre shocking but good to see!

White Russian said...

Thank you everyone for visiting, commenting and spreading the word. Links to stories and pictures are welcome. Thank you hockeygirl and Miss Clover.

As this world event unravels, I want to state my opinion on our involvement with this. I think it is important that we watch, listen and spread the news right now. I do not think that we are turning our backs. In fact I feel like we are showing our support to the Iranian people to be strong.

We can't interfere, despite all the violence. I think that its too early for that. If within the next few days the people overthrow the government, then they will be a much more stronger nation, then if were to step in now and tell them to break it up with our military force.

Once again, thank you everyone for taking your part in this historic world event.

Hockeygirl said...

One more link then i swear im done, juz stumbled upon this...

http://mashable.com/2009/06/20/iran-youtube/

Lyn said...

I'm a little late in seeing these, but...wow. All of these pictures are so powerful.

As others have said before me, it's nice to have a face to the chaos. All the news has been giving this was a two second video of a bon-fire and a couple words on what's been happening. I saw Colbert's interview with an Iranian official, but he didn't really want to inform the country's state. It really takes a picture to bring light to the situation. Thanks for being humanistic. :)

superrawgirl said...

I just looked at the photos and they are very powerful. Thanks for sharing and I just pray for peace there and here at home as well.

LadyDorleac said...

Amazing photos Sergey. Sometimes the best help that we can give is raising awareness!

super_nanny_kel said...

Okay, I created a slideshow in support for the people of Iran. Everyone feel free to check it out. I posted it on my blog...also you are welcomed to pass it on if you'd like..

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