Female Peace Activists Attacked By Hooligans In Iran
The women held a peaceful protest until the hoodlums came and broke it up.
The hooligans shouted “Death to Peace Activists” and “War, War, Until Victory”as they attacked the female demonstrators.
Rooz Online reported:
A peaceful and quiet gathering that was hosted by the Mothers for Peace group in Iran and attended by several civil society activists condemning violence and the deadly war in the Gaza Strip, held in front of the Palestinian embassy in Tehran, was marred in violence within hours after vigilante militia attacked the demonstrators. Last week, a group of vigilante militia attacked Nobel laurette Shirin Ebadi’s house on the excuse that she did not condemn the deadly attacks in Gaza.
Yesterday’s gathering, which was hosted by the Mothers for Peace group and attended by various groups and civil society activists, was held at 11 o’clock in front of the Palestinian embassy. After an hour, however, the gathering turned violent when a group of vigilante militia attacked the demonstrators while shouting slogans such as “Death to Peace Activist” and “Death to Collaborator.”
Noting her disbelief of yesterday’s attack and that the Mothers for Peace had staged the gathering to support children and mothers and the defenseless people of Gaza, Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi told Rooz, “Last week my house and office were attacked. The attackers accused us of being silent in face of Israel’s aggression, even though the Center for the Defenders of Human Rights had in fact issued a statement supporting the defenseless people of Gaza. How is it that when we remain silent, they attack us, and when we protest the aggression on Gaza, they still attack us? And all the attacks take place in the presence of the police?”
…Suddenly an aggressive group approached the gathering and began shouting slogans such as ‘Death to America,’ ‘Death to Israel,’ ‘Death to Anti-Supreme Leader,’ etc. Gradually the tone of slogans changes and in response to our slogan, ‘Peace, Peace, Ceasefire,’ they began shouting, ‘War, War, Until Victory.’ They were shouting so loud that the voice of six or seven of them was louder than our loudspeakers.”