July 31, 2009

We Are All Neda

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On the ritual fortieth day after her murder, combine the flowers, the placards and the advance of the marchers and there’s the impression, fed by the deepening fissures in Iran, that Neda Agha Soltan has been seeded a thousand times over.

(image: Jacques Brinon/A.P.caption: People hold placards bearing images of Iranian Neda Agha Soltan, the 27-year-old whose death beamed around the world on the Internet became a rallying cry for opponents of the regime, during a demonstration against Iran’s clampdown on opposition activists, at the Trocadero near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Saturday, July 25, 2009. Protesters across the world on Saturday called on Iran to end its clampdown on opposition activists, demanding the release of hundreds rounded up during demonstrations against the country’s disputed election.)

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