Solidarity for the People of Iran—October 1

– Circulated on behalf of We are Mahsa – Vancouver

We would like to invite you and our friends in the Labour Movement to join our human chain in solidarity with the people of Iran. This event is part of a Global Day of Action. The chain will take place on October 1st, from 2-4pm, along the sidewalks of Georgia Street (From Art Gallery to Stanley Park).

As you read this, Iran has entered its second week of nationwide protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, who died last week in the custody of Iran’s infamous ‘morality police’ for ‘improper wearing of hijab’. As the protests spread throughout the cities of Iran, the government is cracking down on the peaceful protests with increasing brutality. Tens of people have already been killed with hundreds of protesters and activists injured or arrested.

In absence of the independent media, the Iranian authorities have cut off almost all access to the Internet to stop the news of the protests reaching the outside world. Let us stand together to be the voice of the voiceless, and face of the faceless.

Your presence means a lot as the Iranian community in Vancouver is standing up for Justice and Equity, and against tyranny.

Hand in hand, let us stand with the people of Iran in their fight for #Woman_Life_Liberty

For more information, please check the event page on facebook