Video shows Cyrus tomb blocked as hundreds try to celebrate 'father of human rights'
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31-Oct-2009 (one comment)

Police blocked cars on their way to Pasargadae, the site of Cyrus the Great's tomb, and chased away hundreds who had convened at the complex in central Iran to celebrate Cyrus the Great Day on Thursday, according to opposition news sources.

October 29, designated as International Cyrus the Great Day, is the date the founder of the Persian Empire entered Babylon in 340 BC. His proclamation that day was inscribed on the Cyrus Cylinder, considered by some to be the world's first human rights charter.

Iranians from across the country were driving towards Persepolis and Pasargadae when their automobiles were blocked and turned around by the police on Thursday. The hundreds who had managed to make it to the mausoleum complex were chased away by security forces or blocked on the road going up to the tomb. (for more details and video)

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