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Fresnans Protest Iran's Murderous 'Rogue Regime'
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
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October 11, 2021

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Holding signs and carrying the American and Iranian flags, dozens gathered at the corner of Blackstone and Nees avenues in Fresno to protest the Iranian regime on Sunday afternoon.

The demonstration was organized by the Iranian American Alliance of Fresno to protest Iran’s poor human rights record. The event coincided with World Day Against the Death Penalty.

“We’re gathered here today to oppose the Islamic regime in Tehran, which is an international rogue regime that has been suppressing human rights and killing dissidents in Iran for 42 years,” one protester said.

Sunday’s protest was organized by the Iranian American Alliance of Fresno. (Special to GV Wire)

Signs called newly installed Iranian hardliner president Ebrahim Raisi a “murderer.”

“The so-called supreme leader and the so-called presidents have their hands bloody directly with the murder of political dissidents inside the regime and outside the regime,” the demonstrator continued.

According to Amnesty International, Raisi was a member of a “death commission” after Iran’s theocratic regime took power “which forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed in secret thousands of political dissidents” in the 1980s.

A demonstration at the corner of Blackstone and Nees in Fresno was held to coincide with World Day Against the Death Penalty on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. (Special to GV Wire)

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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