Last night (August 29th 2009) I attended a rally for human rights violations in Iran. The event started at 5pm at the intersection of Yonge and Bloor, there was to be a human chain from the corner of Yonge/Bloor all the way to Bloor/St. George, and was organized in memory of political prisoners who were mass murdered in the summer of 1988.
Although there were some “green” Mousavi (Islamic Regime) supporters present, there were also many freedom loving pro-democracy people like myself as well who had the Lion and Sun Flag and various signs. I was carrying a sign which said “There is no Islamic in my Iranian Republic, Down with the Islamic Regime.”
Although the organizers which included “Solidarity with Iran” had encouraged silence during the rally, many pro-democracy individuals were shouting anti Islamic Regime slogans such as “Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran, Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Islamic Regime must go and United Nations, you must pay attention.”
We walked from Yonge/Bloor to Bloor and St. George while shouting above noted slogans. There was a candle vigil organized at Hart House (University of Toronto) which is located on St. George and Bloor. This event began around 7:30pm, where two of the families of those who had been executed in the summer of 1988 made speeches. Candles were lit in memory of those who lost their lives during the mass executions in the summer of 1988.
It was wonderful to see so many Iranians come together and stand side by side, with different flags and different signs to remember those who lost their lives for a free Iran.
Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran