Americans from coast to coast turned out this weekend to show their support for protesters in Iran and to memorialize the fallen.
The graphic video of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan has become a viral rallying cry with reverberations felt throughout the world. In the US, demonstrations were held this weekend in New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and several Southern California locations to pay tribute to the young woman, and to show support for those who continue to protest the results of the election in Iran.
Hundreds have been gathering at the sites throughout the country since the young woman's death on Saturday. She has become a catalyzing symbol of the flawed Iranian elections.
"Neda will not die in vain," promised one sign in Washington, D.C. In California, protesters carried a painting that dubbed her the angel of Iran. President Obama has been hesitant to reflect these sympathies, though he said today that he was "moved [by] what we've seen on television."
Nico Pitney reported today that Mousavi is calling for another, global show of solidarity this Thursday. The demonstration, he says, will honor "the martyrs that have been lost so far in our fight for justice."
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