Thousands of people gathered in Paris in support of the Iranian people – Liberation


Sunday afternoon, a major demonstration was held on Republic Square to support the revolt of Iranian women against their ultra-conservative regime, while at least 92 people have already been killed by the repression.

“Woman, life, freedom”. Several thousand people sang the now famous slogan this Sunday in Paris, to support the revolt of Iranian women against their ultra-conservative regime and denounce the behavior of the Iranian authorities who respond to demonstrators with violence.

Like the day before in Los Angeles and Toronto, other high places of the Iranian diaspora, Parisian activists marched in numbers from Place de la République to Place de la Nation, the traditional route of major Parisian movements.

On the Parisian pavement, the demonstrators multiplied the tributes to the Iranian women throughout the afternoon. “Join the first feminist revolution!” et «Mahsa Aminiyour name has shaken the tyranny of the ayatollahs”, for example chanted the crowd despite some intense showers. Under forget the “Death to the Islamic Republic”, “Death to the dictator”.

In the midst of the demonstrators, many left-wing politicians, such as the boss of the PS Olivier Faure or several rebellious parliamentarians, were present at the Place de la République. Some to speak at the microphone.

This was particularly the case of the deputy EE-LV of Paris Sandrine Rousseau who was however booed when launching her speech. “Boo and Cheer”she said at the microphone the BFM. “I carry women’s freedom everywhere and women’s freedom is obviously divisive. There’s a saying in politics that says you can’t get toothpaste in once it’s out of the tube. The anger of women is out of the tube and all over the world, it is expressed”she then tried to explain.

The demonstrators also protested when 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 was mentioned. “The French government flirts with the Mullahs while the Mullahs kill the women”denounced a slogan next to a photo of the two men shaking hands.

This Sunday, President Ebrahim Raïssi again accused the “enemies” of l’Iran of «conspirer» against his country, believing that their attempts had “failed” as anti-government protests, the largest since 2019, continue. The protest movement was sparked by the death on September 16 of the 22-year-old Iranian Kurd, three days after her arrest for violating the country’s dress code, which notably requires women to wear the veil. At least 92 people have been killed by the regime’s fierce repression.


Source: Libération by www.liberation.fr.

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