Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Iranians chanting in support of the green movement

Thanks to our friends over at Access Now, we've discovered this video, which was taken during the protests that erupted at the funeral of a dissident Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Montazeri.

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians gathered, and this video depicts the crowd from above. The pro-reform protesters are chanting in favor of the green movement, shouting "Ya Hossein Mir Hossein"!

onlymehdi, the user who posted this video, was the seventh most viewed channel on all of YouTube yesterday. onlymehdi aggregates videos from Iran on a single channel and has been doing this since June, when the contested presidential elections were held and the pro-reform "green" movement picked up steam.


tiesto said...

what does Ya Hossein Mir Hossein mean?

K Parvaneh said...
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K Parvaneh said...

"Ya Hossein" means "Hey! Hossein" (Calling Hossein, the 3rd Imam of muslims.)
And "Mir Hossein" is the first name of "Mir Hossein Mousavi", a presidental candidate. In 2009 presidental election, he chose green as his campaign color. Now he's believed to be the leader of "the green movement".
So "Ya Hossein, Mir Hossein" is actually puting a religous dress on protesters' support of their favorite candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi.
For more info about him, see:

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