People Power In Iran? 4pm Tehran, 7pm Manila 7:30am US East Coast
Iranian Opposition Planning New Rally Saturday By VOA News
20 June 2009
Supporters of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi are planning another mass rally Saturday, a day after Iran’s supreme leader warned the opposition to end protests over last week’s disputed election.
Mr. Mousavi is expected to address the rally in Tehran’s Revolution Square. Tehran’s governor, Morteza Tamadon, said the gathering is not authorized and should be canceled.
On Friday, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said if opposition leaders do not cease their protests, they will be responsible for any violence.
this is worth watching tonight. a rally is scheduled to be held in tehran at 4pm, 7pm manila time. lines have been drawn in the sand where Iran’s supreme leader has warned against protests and saying opposition leaders will be held accountable.
opposition leaders and mousavi, the election candidate who said there was fraud in the elections, have vowed to hold the rally. millions have attended previous rallies, will the 4pm rally have the same number and power?
is this the start of people power in iran?
The People Power Revolution (also known as the EDSA Revolution and the Philippine Revolution of 1986) was a series of nonviolent and prayerful mass street demonstrations in the Philippines that occurred in 1986. It is sometimes referred to as the Yellow Revolution due to the presence of yellow ribbons during the arrival of Ninoy Aquino. These protests were the culmination of a long resistance by the people against the 20-year running authoritarian regime of then president Ferdinand Marcos and made news headlines as “the revolution that surprised the world”. The majority of the demonstrations took place at Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, known more commonly by its acronym EDSA, in Quezon City, Metropolitan Manila and involved over 200,000 Filipino civilians as well as several political, military, and religious figures, such as Jaime Cardinal Sin. The protests, fueled by a resistance and opposition of years of corrupt governance by Marcos, occurred from February 22 to 25 in 1986, when Marcos fled Malacañang Palace to the United States and conceded to Corazon Aquino as President of the Philippines.