22. Juli 2009 um 14:37 Uhr von Atari-Frosch
This is an international call for solidarity with the peaceful protests by the reform movement, students and civil and women’s rights activists in Iran. On July 25th, 2009, people from everywhere gather for demonstrations, pickets, and even hunger strikes.
From the official call:
We join those who called for worldwide Iran demonstrations on 25 July and the 100 people who took part in the protests against the Shah on 2 June 1967 and now support the protests against the rigged election and the suppression of freedom of opinion and assembly, who are shocked at the brutal violence against demonstrators and mourn those killed or tortured: we want to encourage lasting peaceful protests and memorial services and call for practical help for those arrested or who have disappeared, commemorating their names.
We will not forget the names of those arrested and killed or disappeared and in home arrest in Iran since 12 June 2009.
We demand an end to violence and killing, the release of those arrested, the lifting of media and Internet censorship, an end to spying activities and violence against members of the opposition and their families.
We demand all government bodies in Berlin to press for civil liberties and respect for human dignity of civil-rights activists in Iran.
We demand all governments, banks and chambers of commerce to cease any relations and business with Iran which aid the suppression and repression of reformist groups.
A large majority of Iran’s population has used peaceful demonstrations, songs, gestures and images to show that they want peace, freedom and civil and women’s rights and that they do not want to be isolated from the colourful and open world.
We have great respect for their moral courage.
(Source: Demo Berlin)
- Düsseldorf: demonstration from 12:00 - 14:00, starting at the marketplace.
- Berlin: 13:00 - 15:00, Potsdamer Platz/Stresemannstraße