Qods Day protests - update

Ethel C. Fenig
Instead of the usual Qod's Day chants, "Death to America!, Death to Israel!" Iranian protestors have added, according to live blogger Robert Mackey of the New York Times.

6:56 a.m. upload: crowd is chanting: "Long live Montazeri! Long live Sanei!" [both references to the opposition clerics in Qom]

7:16 a.m.: The government person with the loud speaker alternatively says, "Death to America" and "Death to Israel," both popular chants in the government-sponsored "Palestine Day." However, the the crowd, instead of repeating this, repeatedly chants "Death to Russia" because of Russia's ongoing support of the IRI. By the end of the video the man in the loudspeaker is quiet.

7:22 a.m. 2nd upload: Crowd alternates chanting "Mousavi! Mousavi! Karroubi! Karroubi! Khatami! Khatami!"

9:07 a.m. 1st upload: "Either Iran, or in Gaza, enough with the killing of people."

9:29 a.m. Interesting scene. Opposition protesters have surrounded the two government people with the loudspeakers and cry: "Neither Gaza, nor Lebanon, I sacrifice my life for Iran!" Then, "Ya Hossein, Mir Hossein!" then, "Death to Russia!" by the crowd. As the man in the loudspeaker is completely prevented from giving out the scripted slogans, he resorts to "God is Great" from the loudspeaker.

Death to Russia!? Well, it is closer than America.

Listen for yourself. 

And here.


Instead of the usual Qod's Day chants, "Death to America!, Death to Israel!" Iranian protestors have added, according to live blogger Robert Mackey of the New York Times.

6:56 a.m. upload: crowd is chanting: "Long live Montazeri! Long live Sanei!" [both references to the opposition clerics in Qom]

7:16 a.m.: The government person with the loud speaker alternatively says, "Death to America" and "Death to Israel," both popular chants in the government-sponsored "Palestine Day." However, the the crowd, instead of repeating this, repeatedly chants "Death to Russia" because of Russia's ongoing support of the IRI. By the end of the video the man in the loudspeaker is quiet.

7:22 a.m. 2nd upload: Crowd alternates chanting "Mousavi! Mousavi! Karroubi! Karroubi! Khatami! Khatami!"

9:07 a.m. 1st upload: "Either Iran, or in Gaza, enough with the killing of people."

9:29 a.m. Interesting scene. Opposition protesters have surrounded the two government people with the loudspeakers and cry: "Neither Gaza, nor Lebanon, I sacrifice my life for Iran!" Then, "Ya Hossein, Mir Hossein!" then, "Death to Russia!" by the crowd. As the man in the loudspeaker is completely prevented from giving out the scripted slogans, he resorts to "God is Great" from the loudspeaker.

Death to Russia!? Well, it is closer than America.

Listen for yourself. 

And here.