Terence Bunch

Photojournalist & Writer

Another image depicts an Iranian man who is helped by others after he falls injured in the street, again with head injuries. Iranian Embassy, Princes Gate, London. 4th January 2010. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Anti Iran Regime Protest PMOI, Iranian Embassy, Princes Gate. London, UK. 4th January 2010.

By Published Last Edited 2010-01-04 00:00:00

As the new year starts, Iranian pro-democracy campaigners gather outside the Iranian embassy in Princes Gate, London, to call for an end to the brutal suppression of those in Iran taking part in opposition rallies against the Mollah regime. In the past weeks, 11 people have been killed in Tehran as the regime batons down leading to widespread international condemnation. In the last few days, Iranian Deputy Judiciary Chief, Ebrahim Raeesi warned the protesters they would be considered to be Mohareb (fighting against the authority of God) if they continued.

The protesters demand the British Government end trade and negotiations with the Iranian Mollah regime and join international calls for solidarity with the peoples uprising.

The uprising has brought into sharp focus the change in tone of US foreign policy since financial chaos erupted in late 2008 within international monetary exchanges, with clear and obvious indications that the United States is no longer following a policy of pre-emptive warfare to bolster its international reach aka The War on Terror. As a result, international monetary exchanges around the world start the new year with significant gains.

The protest takes place as the main British political parties start their own campaigning for the 2010 General Election, widely expected to be seriously effected and undermined by residual problems surrounding the British Governments conduct circa 2003.

Iranian Embassy, Princes Gate, London. 4th January 2010.

The campaigners gather outside the embassy in princes gate to vent their frustration at the treatment of pro-democracy campaigners in Iran by the Mollah regime.

The campaigners gather outside the embassy in princes gate to vent their frustration at the treatment of pro-democracy campaigners in Iran by the Mollah regime.

An Iranian woman gives a victory salute set against a backdrop of those who have died since the pro-democracy protests started in Iran in June 2009.

An Iranian woman gives a victory salute set against a backdrop of those who have died since the pro-democracy protests started in Iran in June 2009.

Another Iranian woman holds up a placard depicting an image of Ehsan Fattahian who was executed in November 2009 as an enemy of God.

Another Iranian woman holds up a placard depicting an image of Ehsan Fattahian who was executed in November 2009 as an enemy of God.

An image outside the embassy depicts an Iranian woman with a head injury sustained while taking part in pro-democracy protests in Tehran.

An image outside the embassy depicts an Iranian woman with a head injury sustained while taking part in pro-democracy protests in Tehran.

Against the backdrop of the leader of Iranian Parliament in exile, Maryam Rajavi and husband Massoud, the campaigners call for the end to the Mollah regime of Iran.

Against the backdrop of the leader of Iranian Parliament in exile, Maryam Rajavi and husband Massoud, the campaigners call for the end to the Mollah regime of Iran.

They chant phrases that are being heard in Iran itself such as Down With Khamenei.

They chant phrases that are being heard in Iran itself such as Down With Khamenei.

Another image depicts highly mobile security forces in Tehran on motorbikes. The roving gangs are notorious for being able to move quickly around the city in order to respond to spontaneous flare-ups as they happen, to date, the new year protests have seen the deaths of eleven people on the streets of Tehran.

Another image depicts highly mobile security forces in Tehran on motorbikes. The roving gangs are notorious for being able to move quickly around the city in order to respond to spontaneous flare-ups as they happen, to date, the new year protests have seen the deaths of eleven people on the streets of Tehran.

On a bitterly cold day, the campaigners continue onwards, calling on the British Government to end negotiations with the Mollah regime and calling on the Labour Government to suspend all trade with the failing regime.

On a bitterly cold day, the campaigners continue onwards, calling on the British Government to end negotiations with the Mollah regime and calling on the Labour Government to suspend all trade with the failing regime.