Washington Post: Turaj Zaim woke up Wednesday in a Days Inn in Queens and took a cab to the United Nations, determined to meet Iran’s leader. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was scheduled to address the General Assembly in the afternoon, and Zaim, a lanky, blue-eyed hip-hop artist, wanted to talk to him face to face. “I want to ask him why they held my father for 90 days,” said the 33-year-old, who had flown in the night before from San Francisco. His father, a democracy activist in Iran, was arrested in June as Iranians took to the streets to protest a disputed presidential election. The streets of Midtown Manhattan were filled with other Iranians who had traveled to New York to protest Ahmadinejad’s presence. Some had demonstrated there against the shah three decades ago. Some said they, too, hoped to get the president’s attention. They staged a sound-and-light show Tuesday night in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, projecting images of Iranian unrest on the white T-shirts of volunteers and declaring, “Ahmadinejad is not my president.” They sang songs Wednesday outside Iran’s U.N. mission and marched with green banners — the Iranian opposition’s signature color — as close as they could get to where he would be speaking.
“Hey hey, ho ho, Ahmadinejad has to go”
“Mahmoud bia biroon”
A protester and a cleric member of the Iranian delegation exchange a few words about Mousavi:
Names of martyrs of June uprising are read. The crowd shouts “Haazer” (Here) after each name is read:
Protesters walk on streets around United Nations:
Rabbis and Iranians alike protest against Ahmadinejad during U.N. sessions in NYC. A NYPost.com report:
BoomGen TV’s report of the protests. Protesters are interviewed: