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Protests in Iran: Cross-Canada rallies support calls for revolution


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Protests are taking place across Canada as the families of the victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 lend their voices to global calls for revolution in Iran.

Dozens of people lined stretches of Toronto’s main thoroughfare today chanting the name of Mahsa Amini, whose death after being detained by Iran’s morality police in September sparked protests around the world .

At a downtown intersection on Yonge Street, several protesters held up photos of loved ones who were among the 176 people killed on January 8, 2020 when Iranian Revolutionary Guards shot down a Ukrainian airliner.

Arash Morattab, who lost his brother and sister-in-law in the crash, says all victims of the Iranian regime are connected and Canada must show its support by cutting ties with the country.

Sara Ahmadi, whose common-law husband was killed, says the fight for justice is particularly sensitive for all Iranian women who continue to be denied freedom.

The Association of Families of Victims of Flight PS752 organizes similar “human chain” protests around the world, including in major Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Edmonton, Halifax and Ottawa.


This report from The Canadian Press was first published on October 29, 2022.

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