I’m waiting up into the wee hours because I have to pick up my daughter at 1:15am, and watching the coverage of the protests in Iran. My heart goes out to the people there, bravely speaking out against the tyranny of their rigged elections.
There is blood being spilled on the streets of Iran at this very moment, and the images being broadcast are chilling. Police officers–authority figures who should represent safety and well-being–are shooting innocent bystanders, beating people, knocking down doors and arresting the injured right in their hospital beds.
The violence is upsetting and difficult to watch, yet I am so proud of those who are engaging in this uprising, taking a stand and fighting for what is right. It’s an incredible time in Iran’s history, and I pray that this does not spill over into a global crisis.