Friday, February 10, 2006


I popped along to the protest in support of the striking Tehran bus workers earlier today. A couple of badly timed meetings meant I could only spend a little while there. According to Harry's Place:
The Worker-Communist Party of Iran and Outrage are holding a protest: Friday 10 February, 12 noon to 2pm, ILO offices, London
Well, there was no sign of Outrage. In fact, there were only a dozen or so activists there who all seemed to be from the Worker-Communist Party of Iran. There seemed to be a good camaraderie there, with lots of chanting of slogans I lack the language skills to translate, and there were probably more posters and banners than protesters.

But where was everyone else?

Well, apparently the activists there were unable to join a larger demonstration in Geneva today, although I haven't been able to find any reports of it yet.

Fair enough, but looking at the list of names on their petition, I reckon by 1.45pm when I left, 15 minutes before the protest was due to finish, that around 30 people had signed it.

Here's a shot of the demonstration from across the street:

Surely we can do better than this?


Gene of Harry's Place has kindly linked here. Thank you.

Hopefully this will generate more interest in this Wednesday's protest outside the Iranian Embassy (6 Prince's Gate, London SW7 1PT, nearest tube: Knightsbridge)
from 11am.


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