Thousands of people all over the world demonstrate against the Iranian regime

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Hundreds of people gathered in Montreal on Saturday to denounce the Iranian regime and to defend women's rights.

In more than 150 cities around the world, protesters marched against the regime in Tehran on Saturday just over two weeks after the death of Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested by vice police for not wearing her hijab properly. .

Hundreds of people marched on Parc Avenue in Montreal to protest the death of the 22-year-old Kurdish girl. They chanted Liberty, Liberty, Liberty! and demanded justice.

Thousands also gathered in Richmond Hill, north of Toronto, to add their voices to the global outpouring of solidarity with Iranian women. They also demanded regime change in Iran.

The goal today is for the [current Iranian] regime to disappear, said Fabien Kachni , who participated in the march.

In Winnipeg, near the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, more than 100 people also gathered to challenge the Iranian regime and its treatment of women. The participants instead wanted to promote women's rights in Iran.

Our friends and families are in the streets to defend their rights, said Behim Fafe, an Iranian student at Winnipeg.

“Many of my friends are singers in choirs, but they are not allowed to sing in Iran. They are in the street and arrested by the police.

— Behim Fafe, Iranian student in Winnipeg

Participants also want a response from the international community to exert pressure to protect women in Iran. Ershiya Baghry, another student, demanded that the State of Iran be held accountable for these barbaric acts committed against the protesters and especially against the women, she said.

Ms. Baghry wants more accountability for what they did to Mahsa when she was in [morals police] custody and for all the other women [the authorities] killed after Mahsa to prove that they didn't kill her. We demand justice against the Islamic Republic.

Several participants felt that the Canadian government is not doing enough and that Canada should review its way of dealing with the Iranian government . They also believe that the UN has a role to play by no longer allowing the Iranian president to speak in front of his rostrum.

Women also cut their hair as a sign of solidarity and protest.

In Canada, demonstrations also took place on Saturday in Quebec City and Vancouver in support of Iranian women.

Solidarity rallies were held around the world on Saturday, in more than 150 cities according to organizers, including Australia, the United States and Brazil.

In Rome, a thousand people marched to the rhythm of the drums and demanded justice for Mahsa Amini.

A thousand people also gathered in Berlin holding signs denouncing the Iranian regime.

Protesters in Tokyo wrote on signs We won't stop, while in Lisbon some 200 people chanted No to dictatorship.

Protesters were also heard on the campuses of several Iranian universities. They denounced the deadly repression of the protest movement which followed the death of Mahsa Amini. The crackdown is said to have killed at least 83 people over the past 16 days.

However, the authorities in Iran deny any involvement of the security forces in the death of the young Kurdish woman from 22 years old. Authorities have arrested hundreds of protesters so far, calling them rioters.

Students demonstrated at universities on Saturday to denounce police actions towards protesters, Iranian news agency Fars reported. But she did not specify either the place or the extent of these demonstrations.

However, she reported that rallies were also organized on Enghelab Square ["revolution" in Persian, editor's note] near the University of Tehran, in the center of the capital, where clashes broke out between the police and the demonstrators, some of whom were arrested.

In videos posted on social networks, we can see rallies in universities, including in Tehran and the holy city of Mashhad, in the northeast of the country. You can see dozens of demonstrators singing and chanting slogans in favor of the protest movement.

The city is drowned in blood, but our teachers remain silent! meanwhile chanted at protesters gathered outside Karaj University, west of Tehran, according to a video released by the Oslo-based NGO Iran Human Rights (IHR).

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According to the Fars news agency, around 60 people have been killed since September 16, while Iran Human Rights reported at least 83 dead.

More than 1,200 protesters have been arrested, according to an official tally. But it seems that activists, lawyers and journalists have also been arrested by the Iranian authorities, according to NGOs.

With information from Agence France-Presse

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