Taking the New York Streets: activists make their mark (Gallery – Sept 21, 2010)

Sep 22, 20100 comments

Concerned citizens made their mark at UN Plaza

Last night (September 21, 2010), members of Where is my vote – NY, United4Iran, and dozens of concerned New York activists met near the United Nations Headquarters to literally mark the first night of actions meant to draw attention to the plight of the Iranian people. Many stopped to wander up and down the plaza reading chalked messages demanding accountability for human & civil rights violations the Iranian people continue to face. Several groups also left their mark at the Iranian mission, the Turkish embassy, and the UN headquarters. Surprisingly, the only real wrench in the night was being shooed off the Turkish embassy grounds (but not until after the ground was chalked with the message “Human Rights 4 Iran”!)

Stickers plastered highlighting rights abuses

As the night wound down, a few officials wandered through the plaza, stopping to read the messages, walking in circles around the pictures, stopping to stare at the stickers plastering the benches before sitting. Many who wandered through stopped to talk, ask questions, and several of them even stayed to participate.

See a gallery of the actions below. Additional pictures and video will be made available soon!

And make sure to come out to the next two days of events!

The flickr gallery (which will be updated as more footage comes in) can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/united4iran/sets/72157624887741535/

If you want to share your own footage, please e-mail it to photos@whereismyvoteny.org (or share@united4iran.org and we will forward along).

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Prior to the action, Where is my vote created the below promo video.

Upcoming “Green New York” Events

Wednesday, September 22 Protest outside the Hilton Hotel Host: Where Is My Vote ? – NY Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm Location: Hilton Hotels & Resorts 47st and 2nd ave. New York, NY Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161513273861746 Please RSVP to info@whereismyvoteny.org No flags, no factions. wear BLACK.

Thursday, September 23, 2010 Rally at the UN Headquarters Host: UASDI Time: 2:30 – 5:30pm Location: United Nations Headquarter in Manhattan Between 1st and 2nd Ave on 47th Street Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122700294447032&index=1