Iranian Americans Were On Fire In Freezing Temperature of Washington, DC Today

Referring to my earlier coverage about the Iranian struggle for democracy, I attended the rally today for coverage.

Considering the freezing temperature, the turn out was great. The rally started around 1:30 p.m EST, in front of the United Nation Information Center Building in K &17 Street. The crowd started their walk toward the White House 30 minutes later. The rally was escorted by two DC Police cars and ended around 4:00 p.m.

Those of you not familiar with the situation, the Iranian struggle for democracy has taken unprecedented turns since June 12th presidential election. Iranians have shown resilience and have pressed on their democratic demands on the face of continuous violence and escalating repression.

Here are two great videos summarizing their struggle against the Iranian regime – beautiful people 🙂

CNN’s Don Lemon talks to Iranian-Americans on how they view the current protests in Iran:
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Here are the photos I took:

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

2 Responses to Iranian Americans Were On Fire In Freezing Temperature of Washington, DC Today

  1. kay says:

    I was there too. I saw it. i just wish it was wamer though

  2. kay says:

    the first video is so chilling. I forwarded to my network

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