‘Funkin’ the War’
courtesy of ‘IntangibleArts’
Tomorrow, at several times during the day, in different locations throughout the city, there will be a flash mob protest of the Iranian elections. Only in DC do we have flash mob protests, instead of San Francisco, where they have flash mob pillow fights (okay, so we had one in April.), or Los Angeles, where they have flash mob zombie shambles. Now, lest you think I am making light, I am 100% behind the protestors tomorrow, provided they don’t wreck traffic, or behave like jerks. Here’s the times and places:
Union Station: 8:30 a.m.
Freedom Plaza: 10:30 a.m.
Lincoln Memorial: 12:30 p.m.
Dupont Circle: 1:30 p.m.
Embassy of Pakistan, Iranian Interests Section: 3:30 p.m.
Project Nur is organizing the flash mobs for tomorrow, with the Georgetown chapter leading the way. “Our peers in Iran are dying for freedom, it is our duty to show that
we are with them in these trying times,” said Corina Kwami, President of the Georgetown chapter.
What will the Flash Mob look like? That part is unclear. The announcement came out that, “the flash mob will offer an agitprop visual
demonstration of support for those in the streets of Tehran, braving
tear gas, bullets, and rocks.” But I’m not sure if they’re bringing just signs and banners, or perhaps if they’re going to act out a skirmish in place.