Iranian dissidents of all backgrounds and affiliations have answered Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji's call for a symbolic hunger strike across the globe to press the Iranian regime to release all political prisoners being held for their activities against the regime. These actions will catch the attention of the people of the world to the fact that there are lots of political prisoners inside of Iran.
Amir has reports of the New York city hunger strike in front of UN building. Azarmehr reports from London, UK. Shahram reports from Toronto, Canada, where a symbolic strike was held in downtown Toronto's Nathan Philips square as well.
Freedom isn't free is a web site dedicated to the Canadian supporters of this symbolic action and it is good to mention that Iranian.com has more pictures of the event in front of UN headquarters in NYC.
Although I have lost my respect for Akbar Ganji due to his personal political preferences but I'd rather stay with the crowd because I understand that these efforts are to press the Mullahs occupying Iran to release the political priosners and get the world's attention to the suffering of the Iranian people.
New York Times on hunger strikers
It's time to topple the Mullahs of Iran and help secure the mideast region.
Cross-posted @ The Shotgun