They chanted the slogans “Join the first feminist revolution!”, “Mahsa Amini, your name made the tyranny of the ayatollahs tremble”, or “Death to the Islamic Republic”, “Death to the dictator”.
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Published on 02/10/2022 20:27 Updated on 02/10/2022 20:40
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Thousands of people demonstrated in Paris on Sunday October 2 to condemn the repression of demonstrations in Iran sparked by the death of young Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by the vice squad.
Like their counterparts in Los Angeles and Toronto, also strongholds of the Iranian diaspora, the activists marched from Place de la République to Place de la Nation, the traditional route of major Parisian movements.
The demonstrators chanted the slogans “Join the first feminist revolution!”. and “Mahsa Amini, your name has shaken the tyranny of the ayatollahs”, despite some heavy downpours. Also “Death to the Islamic Republic”, “Death to the Dictator” and “Mrs. Life. Freedom”, the code of the demonstrations in Iran, could be heard.
— Pierre-Louis Caron (@pierloucaron) October 2, 2022
Left-wing figures, including Socialist Party First Secretary Olivier Faure, deputy ecologist Sandrine Rousseau and LFI (Far Left) MEP Manon Aubry, took the floor, drowned out by catcalls from an Iranian diaspora known for its political diversity is.
Demonstrators also protested when mention was made of the recent meeting in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly between French President Emmanuel Macron and his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raïssi.
“The French government flirts with the mullahs while the mullahs kill the women,” read a slogan next to a photo of the two men shaking hands.