Iran: Fill The Sky With Green Balloons!
The protest for Friday, as reported by The New York Times:
7:52 p.m. Now that it is early Friday morning in Iran, an Iranian blogger writes on Twitter of a new way of registering protest opposition supporters say they plan for this afternoon:
Let's not waste energy on trying to launch balloons simultaneously with those in Iran (Iran is 3.5 hours ahead of GMT, 8.5 hours ahead of ET). Let's just blow up those balloons in solidarity. Let's see some green balloons on your car, at your home, at your work, on the street. It's easy. It's solidarity.
This "defiance" is particularly appropriate today. Reuters is reporting that Ahmad Khatami has called for the execution of "rioters":
A hardline Iranian cleric on Friday called for the execution of "rioters" in the latest sign of the authorities' determination to stamp out opposition to the June 12 presidential election. ...snipLast time I checked flying a green balloon was not being a "leading rioter." But definitions in Iran are extremely flexible.