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Tens of millions of Iranians boycott revolution's 25th Anniversary "celebration"
Student Movement Coordinating Committee for Democracy in Iran ^ | 2.11.2004 | SMCCDI (Information Service)

Posted on 02/11/2004 7:55:00 AM PST by DoctorZIn

Tens of millions of Iranians boycotted today what was supposed to be qualified as the "Celebration" of "25 Years of Glory". Millions and milions stayed home by turning, once again, their backs to the Islamic republic regime and its dark legacy.

In Tehran, the regime was just able to gather a professional crowd rich of less than 150 thousands and in main provincial cities the number was much lesser than any other year. It's to note that the population of the Greater Tehran is around 15 millions of inhabitants and that some of the regime's mouthpieces have reported that the today's demonstrators were brought to the Azadi square by around 4000 buses which had departed from 7 "gathering points".

SMCCDI had revelead eralier that confirming reports from main Iranian cities and especially the Capital were stating about the start of mass transfers of paid "celebrators" and future "voters" to these cities. These transfers managed and supervised by the Offices of Islamic Propagation and the Pasdaran Intelligence are made in preparation of the "celebration" of the 25th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, on Wednesday, and the regime's sham parliamentary elections of Feb. 20th.

Full buses reached the cities of Tehran, Esfahan, Shiraz, tabriz, Mashad, Hamadan and Oroomiah (former Rezai-e) by delivering their load of paid rural people who are receiving money, gifts, promises and free full paid travel to cities.

Most of the state's foundations' hotels and dorm places, Bassij centers, mosques and even part of the regime's military facilities, such as in Lavizan (NE of Tehran) are lodging these guests.

The regime intends by this way to boost its "popular legitimacy" and avoid empty streets on these days while each of the ministries received the order to gather groups of employees, school students and plainclothes militaries and to send them for the two events.


TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: anniversary; boycott; iran; iranianalert
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1 posted on 02/11/2004 7:55:01 AM PST by DoctorZIn
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To: LibreOuMort
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2 posted on 02/11/2004 8:00:21 AM PST by Eala (Sacrificing tagline fame for... TRAD ANGLICAN RESOURCE PAGE: http://eala.freeservers.com/anglican)
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Tens of millions of Iranians boycott revolution's 25th Anniversary "celebration"

Student Movement Coordinating Committee for Democracy in Iran ^ | 2.11.2004 | SMCCDI (Information Service)
Posted on 02/11/2004 7:55:00 AM PST by DoctorZIn

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1075968/posts?page=1#1

The first reports of the "anniversary" are coming in...
3 posted on 02/11/2004 8:01:19 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn
Should, over the next two years, the ayatollah butchers be replaced by moderates and the entire Iranian society transformed to fit with a progressive world, guided by the US, how will the neocomminist dems in the US blame President Bush?
4 posted on 02/11/2004 8:09:45 AM PST by Tacis
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To: DoctorZIn
Good.
5 posted on 02/11/2004 8:16:34 AM PST by b4its2late
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To: DoctorZIn
They have to bus people in for celebrations, holidays, and to beat up the populace and maintain order. Sounds like the bus business might be a wise investment. LOL
6 posted on 02/11/2004 8:18:39 AM PST by nuconvert ("Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?")
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To: DoctorZIn

7 posted on 02/11/2004 8:25:52 AM PST by LurkedLongEnough (Oh-no, I don't leave no stone un-turned.)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Sobering........
8 posted on 02/11/2004 8:31:16 AM PST by nuconvert ("Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?")
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To: DoctorZIn
This is good news, Doctor!
9 posted on 02/11/2004 8:39:52 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Eala
A day will come when the young people in Iran are going to take charge :)

When they do...watch out!

Many many of them love Americans and love free enterprise.

They are just waiting to take control...

The sooner the better!
10 posted on 02/11/2004 8:46:59 AM PST by Cheetah1
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To: DoctorZIn
Doc, We had a post from your student friend in Iran in the last thread.
Would you post that here agian? It was so interesting!
11 posted on 02/11/2004 9:03:19 AM PST by F14 Pilot (Do Not Believe The Media)
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To: F14 Pilot
Here is a statement an Iranian student sent me about these demonstrations...

"I would like our Freeper friends to know that the Rallies in Tehran, on the anniversary of the IRI victory in 1979 revolution, that they may watch on TV, or read on papers are not showing the popularity of the regime.

They import poor people from Suburb and order Military Servicemen to join the rallies.

I strongly ask the people in the US not to believe what they might see tomorrow and please keep supporting us in order to liberate Iran sooner.

Thank You! "
12 posted on 02/11/2004 9:14:48 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: Cheetah1
My wife lived in Iran in the 70s (and speaks Farsi) and has long told me of how the Iranian people like Americans. I hear it too from my Iranian friends. And I also hear from them about how the Iranian people are suffering under the mullahs.

Freedom cannot come too soon.

13 posted on 02/11/2004 9:29:50 AM PST by Eala (Sacrificing tagline fame for... TRAD ANGLICAN RESOURCE PAGE: http://eala.freeservers.com/anglican)
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To: DoctorZIn
This just in from inside of Iran…

The regime is reporting their crowd in Tehran is over 1,000,000.

A student in Tehran wrote me saying this is impossible.

Here is his reasoning.

He claims the length of that street the demonstration took place in is not more than 7 or 8 kms and the width is around 40 meters.

So if you multiply 8000 mts by 0.4 mt, you get 3200 Sq Mts (surface of the region that people stood on).

So if only 100 people stand on every 1 sq mt of that surface (( which is impossible ))
then you wont be able to see more than 320,000 protestors which most of them are imported to the city.

DoctorZin Note: February 20th we will see the size of the support the regime actually has when the elections are held. Most observers expect fewer than 10% of the potential voters will actually got the polls and large numbers of them will do so out of fear.
14 posted on 02/11/2004 9:37:54 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn
Thanks for reposting this !
15 posted on 02/11/2004 9:45:55 AM PST by F14 Pilot (Do Not Believe The Media)
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To: DoctorZIn
Here is a statement an Iranian student sent me about these demonstrations...

"I would like our Freeper friends to know that the Rallies in Tehran,...

It's good an Iranian student knows they have Freeper friends. Right now I guess our job is to spread the word, as best as possible, that the upcoming "demonstrations" in Iran are done with rent-a-mobs sent in by the mullahs.

You are our prime source of information, and thank you.

16 posted on 02/11/2004 9:47:38 AM PST by xJones (I)
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To: DoctorZIn
I hope the U.S. is ready, willing and able to provide any assistance that revolting dissenters in the Islamic People's Paradise may need to send the Ayatollahs packing.

It would also be another great feather in Bush's hat. To help undue the damage done by his Dim-o-c-Rat-ic predecessor Jimmy Carter.
17 posted on 02/11/2004 9:53:43 AM PST by ZULU (GOD BLESS SENATOR JOE MCCARTHY!!!)
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To: DoctorZIn
In other reporting on Iran today:

Radicals, Extremists Vie For Control Of Iran

TEHRAN—As the Feb. 20 parliamentary election approaches, hard-line conservative religious radicals and fundamentalist Islamic extremists are stepping up their disparate campaigns. "It's up to the people: Does the future of Iran lie in the hands of the far-right extremists or the far-far-right radicals?" said Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, head of the hard-line Guardian Council that recently banned thousands of moderate candidates from the election. "Will the old-school clerics win, or is the country ready for a new stripe of fundamentalists who will take authoritarianism in an entirely different direction?" Jannati urged all of Iran's citizens to get out and make their votes count.

18 posted on 02/11/2004 10:04:23 AM PST by George W. Bush (It's the Congress, stupid.)
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To: DoctorZIn
Tens of millions of Iranians vote NO on Khameinism.
20 posted on 02/11/2004 7:39:38 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: JackRyanCIA
That's no joke. They use tax-payer funded school buses to take the kiddies to leftist protest events. They've already saturated the universities and are now focused on public schools.

A simple comparison of Democrats to Iran's regime is all that is needed to know what they are.
21 posted on 02/11/2004 9:52:03 PM PST by kuma
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To: DoctorZIn
Re #1

Why need to celebrate 25 years of glory while they could celebrate 2,500 years of glory? Oh, I know! Islam is a relatively recent phenomenon in Iran. So good memory of infidel pagans have to be buried at all costs.

22 posted on 02/12/2004 5:44:22 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: DoctorZIn
There have been anti-war demonstrations in the US, where the numbers were inflated, and later digital photography and mathematics proved it.

The same could be done regarding the numbers in Iran, but it probably won't happen. It isn't like CNN is going to investigate!

My main point is, this is NOTHING new. And if Freepers know anything, they understand how manipulation works, that's why we are gravitated to FR, and the REAL story.

Thanks for your work, Doc. It is important that we are all informed.
23 posted on 02/12/2004 8:38:35 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'--- Kahlil Gibran)
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To: DoctorZIn
Your math is a bit off. It's 8000m x 40m = 320,000 sq meters. You could easily fit 3 to 4 people per square meter. Still I wouldn't accept any figures from that regime.
24 posted on 02/12/2004 3:33:05 PM PST by pragmatic_asian
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To: Eala
Instead of letting them get picked off one by one, why don't those tens of millions head for Tehran with anything they can get their hands on.

If they did that, the army would join them and the mullahs would be history.
25 posted on 02/12/2004 3:38:47 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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