tisdag 22 september 2009

20/9 Demonstration against the IRI


On Sunday 20 sep. we had a demonstration against the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), and the Ghods (or Quds) day. Our demonstration started at about 12:00 and ended at 13:00 as requested from the police. We knew that some anti-Israeli and/or some pro IRI supporters were going to have a demonstration at 14:00. Some of us went to lunch to get back again at 14:00 for a counterdemonstration. The rest of us stayed...

Here are some pictures:




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söndag 6 september 2009

Green Scroll in Stockholm

Yesterday the Green Scroll came to Stockholm. About 430 voluntaries showed up to hold up the Scroll and help out in the windy weather. Here are some videos from the manifestation:











fredag 21 augusti 2009

Support Gala for human rights in Iran!

Sunday, 30th August, a nationwide campaign will take place to highlight and support the Iranian people's struggle for human rights. A support Gala is arranged in Kungsträdgården, Stockholm with twenty artists and politicians. The Gala is coordinated with activities in Gothenburg and Malmö. More...


söndag 26 juli 2009

25/7 - Global day of action!

Nearly 5000 people gathered Saturday evening at Sergel square in Stockholm in a manifestation for the Iranian people. Then we marched to the Russian embassy to protest against Russia's support of the regime in Iran.

Many thanks to everyone who helped us to continue our camping in Mynttorget and Sergelgatan, by giving us food, shelter, money, cloths and by keeping us company!!!
Today the 25th of July we had to end our camping in Sergelgatan. We will keep struggling for freedom in other ways. More information on our achievements and our up coming events will be posted shortly.


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onsdag 22 juli 2009

Hunger strike in Stockholm!


Together with people in New York, Berlin, Paris and other cities, we have today (at 11:00 am) started a hungerstrike to support the protesters in Iran.
At the beginning there were 18 people participating and the number is increasing.
We are located in Sergel street in Stockholm.

tisdag 21 juli 2009

Online petition for the Swedish government!


For over 3 weeks now we have collected over 4000 signatures from the people in Sweden who are supporting our cause!
Today we announce an online petition (in Swedish), so that more people can be able to support our cause.
Here is a link to the petition: http://www.namnlista.se/stod-kampen-for-frihet-och-demokrati-i-iran
Please forward it to everyone you know!

onsdag 15 juli 2009

THANKS EVERYONE!




At the moment we have collected over 2500 signatures. Thanks for all the support from the people in Sweden.

fredag 10 juli 2009

Mynttorget manifestation


Pictures of yesterdays manifestation in Mynttorget.

onsdag 8 juli 2009

Mynttorget in Stockholm, Thursday 17:30 9/7-2009


Tomorrow, thursday 9/7, 17:30 we are going to join other iranians in Mynttorget in Stockholm. The manifestation is for the studentuprising for 10 years ago.
The organizer is "Folkinitiativet för Iran": http://folkinitiativet.blogspot.com/

måndag 6 juli 2009

Day 13 of camping; Hunger strike ends day 8

Due to serious health issues, the hunger strikers were rushed to hospital, as of today, the hunger strike ends, the campers/strike continues at the same place. A night picture of the site where the camping/strike is taking place:

Day 12 of camping; Day 7 of hunger strike - Sunday: Demonstration at Odenplan with artists and politicians

A picture from the demonstration on sunday at Odenplan, more pictures will be up shortly. This picture shows part of the crowd.

Day 11 of camping; Day 6 of hunger strike - Demonstration at Medborgarplatsen with artists and Folkpartiet & Socialdemokraterna

There were around 400 people at this demonstation. Below is a picture of the memorial site in front of the stage, more pictures will be up shortly.

onsdag 1 juli 2009

Day 8 of camping and day 3 of hunger strike

The picture below is from the cage where those that are on hunger strike is are sitting when they are not outside speaking to people. They are not originally from our group, when we moved from our previous location we joined with this hunger strike group.
Another picture of the site, in the background is the famous landmark of Stockholm/Sergels torg made by an artist by the name of Sergel.





tisdag 30 juni 2009

Day 7: Tuesday - We've moved to a more central place: Sergelgatan 1

Today we moved to a more central place, at the hub of Stockholm, Sergelgatan 1, click for a map.

Day 6: Polish National TV visit us

The largest Polish TV station, Telewizja Polska www.itvp.pl, came and filmed the memorial site and interviewed the campers. The picture below shows when they took shots of the memorial site.

Day 6: Folkpartiet (Swedish parliamentary party) speaks in support of our cause

A member of Swedens largest political party's, Folkpartiet, holds a speech in support of the freedom seeking people in Iran.

söndag 28 juni 2009

Day 6: Sunday, we're back at Mynttorget!

Great news!

We're back at Mynttorget, the camping continues where it started. We'll be here 24/7 as before.

Picture below is from the very sucessfull event in Mynttorget, with music, speeches and poems. People are holding hands to show unity:


The candles say the word "Neda" in persian, the picture was taken on saturday evening at the two hour silent memorial.

lördag 27 juni 2009

Day 5: Saturday

We'll be moving from Mynttorget to a new location, it's not clear where but it will be decided on monday afternoon.

Below are pictures from saturday morning:
As the sun is rising, people are starting to wake up.

fredag 26 juni 2009

Day 4: Demonstration in front of the parliament


The picture is from today's demonstration in front of the Swedish parliament. Please note that the flags are not representative of the Camping 4 Freedom movement. The crowd can bring their flags to our events as visitors, and long as they don't claim that this is their event or that we are their supporters. We do not support any political group or religion, we support the freedom seeking people of Iran.

We are against the violent demonstration at the Iranian embassy today. We have gotten this question several times since the events took place at the embassy, so we want to make this clear: Since we were not there, and we did not take part in that demonstration, we do not want to have any relation to those events. We have since the beginning said that we are for peaceful demonstrations and that Iran should be a place for all Iranians no-matter their political ideas, even for those that aren't the same as ours, this is true freedom.

Day 4: People stopping by beside the parliament to show their support

This picture shows the Swedish parliament in the background (the round shape building is the voting building), in the foreground we see some people that stopping by to ask questions and show their support.

Day 3: Midnight picture

This picture was taken around midnight, 00:00, people are showing their respect, thoughts and support for the freedom seeking people in Iran.

Day 3, thursday, recap:
Max number of supporters at the site: 200
Least number of supporters at the site: 30
Number of supporters that camped: 15


Picture of our sleeping bags layed out on the ground where we sleep.

torsdag 25 juni 2009

Day 3: Picture of the memorial site

The picture shows the memorial site.

Day 3: Picture of the EU head country Sweden's parliament buildings behind the memorial site

In the upper part of the picture we see the logo of the EU and flags of the EU countries on the windows of one of the parliament buildings. Swedens heads the EU for six months starting from 1:st July.

Day 1-2: Supporters for the people in the streets in Iran are camping outside the Swedish/EU-head parliament

People are showing their support for the freedom seeking people in the streets of Iran by camping outside the Swedish parliament. Sweden has the EU presidency from 1 july 2009 to 31 dec 2009.

Day 1, tuesday, recap:
Max number of supporters at the site: 200
Least number of supporters at the site: 10
Number of supporters that camped: 5

Day 2, wednesday, recap:
Max number of supporters at the site: 250
Least number of supporters at the site: 20
Number of supporters that camped: 9

This picture shows a crowd of 5000 at the Sergels torg last thursday, the gathering was declared jointly by several organizations.