NYC goes green to welcome Ahmadinejad
New York City is lighting up with the color green to protest the visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Wed, Sep 23 2009 at 1:25 PM
There's an effort being driven on Twitter right now to turn New York City green.
But not the kind of green we usually talk about around here; they literally want the city to be green.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is visiting New York City for the U.N. General Assembly and is making a big speech there today. Iranian activists campaigned to have the Empire State Building light up green
to protest his speech -- green is the color of Mr. Ahmadinejad's opposition and the recent protests
that broke out around disputed election results. In addition to the Empire State Building, protesters will form a mile long green banner across the Brooklyn Bridge and are asking that homes and businesses light their windows with green lights.
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