Symbolic Iranian Flag atop Arc de Triomphe in the French Capital
On Tuesday June 13, 2006, in the latest phase of the continuing operation Tondar (“Thunder”) One, supporters of the anti-Islamist monarchist group Kingdom Assembly of Iran (Anjomane Padeshahi) ascended to the top of Paris’ 165 feet tall Arc de Triomphe
monument with the intention of informing the world of their cause and the plight of the people of Iran.
In this, the latest act by the Iranian group, the message was intended for the governments of Russia and China. On a banner unfurled from the top of the monument
these states were warned to stop supporting the Islamic Republic; that Iran, rich in natural resources, has no need for the worthless imports from Russia and China; that Iranians do not want a second Chernobyl on their soil.
Next to the banner, the two Iranian activists, named “Mehr’Azin” and “Babak”, had also placed the historical and symbolic flag called Derafshe Kaviani
, the last Iranian flag before the 6th century Moslem invasion. This was perhaps the first time that this flag has been seen at such heights in the French capital.
The protest ended about 45 minutes ago without any arrests. The French police did not meet the participants in an aggressive or violent manner.
In the next few days a 10-hour program about this protest will be broadcasted by Anjomane Padeshahi’s Your TV satellite channel.UPDATE:
Consider this a follow up: Ahmadinejad seeks Chinese, Russian supportA Short, one-minute film of the protest:Paris, June 13, 2006