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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Two Different Marches

This happened today:

Jubilant crowd recreates Selma march

SELMA, Ala. - More than a thousand people gathered Sunday to commemorate the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" voting rights march — and remarked how the original protest paved the way for modern-day candidates to break political barriers.

With a marching band leading the way, participants retraced the steps to the bridge where marchers were beaten back by state troopers as they marched from Selma to Montgomery in support of opening polls to blacks across the South.
I wonder if these women knew that:

Iranian women rights activists arrested

TEHRAN (AFP) - Iranian security forces on Sunday arrested around 30 women's rights activists rallying outside a Tehran court where a group of their fellow campaigners were on trial over a demonstration last year.