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Protesters at U.N. rally against Iran’s regime



WSN NYUNEWS.COM, September 24, 2010 -Demonstrators gathered outside the United Nations  yesterday to protest Iran’s 31-year-old regime as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the 65th convention of the U.N. General Assembly.
Some carried signs demanding ’democratic change in Iran,’ others disparaged the country’s president.
Objections to the president weren’t confined to the streets, either. U.S. officials walked out of the Assembly as Ahmadinejad said others in the world believe the United States masterminded the Sept. 11 attacks.
Mansoureh Mojahedpour, an older woman dressed in a hijab who claimed affiliation with the PMOI, sat quietly on a bench, holding a small portrait of her son.
Mojahedpour, who said she’s lived in the U.S. for about 30 years, said in Farsi that her son was executed after spending six months in Tehran’s infamous Evin prison for political activism in 1983.
’We want to tell the world this regime is not representative of us,’ he said in Farsi. ’And we have to show the world this every day, everywhere, until we convince the world of this.’
Kourosh Parsa, an activist with the Union for Advancement of Secular Democracy in Iran, had a more peaceful approach in mind when interviewed two days before the event. He said his group wanted a secular republic in Iran — one that separates ’church and state.’


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