Iran Protests

Protesters gathered outside of European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday to speak out against the government crackdown of protesters in Iran.

Demonstrators in Brussels also called for a review of the recent election in Iran, claiming that Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s reelection was fraudulent.

A woman shows the victory sign at the protest in solidarity with the protesters in Iran.

Protesters in Brussels hold signs questioning the actions of the Iranian government. The sign in French reads “Stop the Repression of the Iranian People.”

A man hangs an Iranian flag from a statue near European Parliament in Brussels.

Iranian Human Rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, left, addresses protesters in Brussels.

A man flashes the victory sign at the protest in Brussels.

I shot these pictures for my internship with the Associated Press, and several of the pictures here are currently on the AP wire. The LA Times used one of them on a blog and CBS News used one in their Day in Pictures section.
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One Response to Iran Protests

  1. MAR says:

    Jim, I really appreciate you sharing your work. I am amazed and saddened about the Iranian situation. It brings to mind the protests against the Viet Nam war in the late 60s and early 70s. "4 dead in Ohio" — Kent State. The young lady who died on the concrete at Kent STate was Allison Krause. I will always remember her name and the graphic photo of her still body and the young lady who kneeled over her crying and shouting for help.
    I recognize that the Viet Nam issues are very different from the current Iranian issues, but the commitment of the people to demonstrate, to voice their opinion at such high risks still moves me. With respect to the home invasions the Iranian police/military are doing — I think everyone sees the similarity of those acts to Nazi dominated Europe during WWII.
    It is all about human rights.
    Thanks for sharing your photos. You have a great career ahead of you!

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