Friday, December 12, 2008

I love spontaneous rallies

There was a large anti-Israel demonstration today in Tehran. Even Iran's president marched.

But, officially, it wasn't sponsored by the Iranian regime. No, it was just spontaneous anger in Iran's streets.

And all the demonstrators were so united, they came out with their own statement!
Iranians attended a protest rally against Israel and in support of the oppressed and defenseless Palestinians particularly 1.5 million Gazans in blockade before Friday prayers.

Shouting “down with the US” and “down with Israel” marchers showed their hatred towards Israeli brutal measures and support for freedom of Palestine.

They also called for Muslims unification to defy cruelty and crimes of Israel and its biggest ally the United States.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Government Spokesman Gholam Hussein Elham were also among marchers.

The crowed [sic] also issued a statement that said intensification of cruel blockade imposed on Gazans is undoubtedly the offspring of alliance of the United States, Israel and some Arab states betrayal aimed at destruction of Palestine’s Islamic resistance and compensation of Israel’s disgraceful failures.
I've never seen a crowd issuing a statement before.

I wonder if Robert's Rules were used while formulating this statement, or something more informal.

I also wonder if Ahmadinejad would have dared to attend this rally from a few days ago.