New demonstration in help of Iranian girls in Lausanne
This content material was printed on October 14, 2022 – 19:23
Almost 200 folks demonstrated late Friday afternoon in Lausanne to protest in opposition to the loss of life of Mahsa Amini and present their solidarity with Iranian girls combating for his or her emancipation. They mentioned cease the repression of the Iranian regime.
Organized by the Kurdish group, the rally was held in entrance of the Church of Saint-Laurent within the metropolis middle. Below Kurdish and Iranian flags, the contributors repeatedly chanted “Jin Jîyan Azadî”, the feminist slogan which implies “girl, life, freedom”. Giant pictures of Masha Amini have been seen, surrounded by flowers. A minute of silence was noticed.
A number of Vaud politicians took the ground, together with nationwide councilors Pierre-Yves Maillard (PS), Léonore Porchet and Sophie Michaud Gigon (Vertes), members of the Grand Council Céline Misiego (POP) and Florence Bettschart-Narbel (PLR) or once more the syndic of Lausanne Grégoire Junod (PS).
All of them expressed the significance of being in solidarity with the present mobilization of girls in Iran combating for his or her freedom. “What is occurring in Iran strikes us and makes us indignant (…) We strongly condemn the repression of the Iranian theocratic regime”, declared Mr. Maillard.
Wave of protests
Masha Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd, died on September 16, three days after her arrest by the morality police for violating the Islamic Republic’s strict costume code, which notably requires girls to put on the veil.
Anger erupted throughout his burial and unfold throughout the nation. The protests have turn out to be the biggest in Iran since these in 2019 in opposition to rising gasoline costs. They’ve already killed 100 folks, together with youngsters, in keeping with NGOs. In defiance, younger girls, college students and schoolgirls take away their veils and face the safety forces.
The motion has additionally prompted solidarity protests overseas in addition to US and European sanctions concentrating on Iranian officers concerned within the crackdown on the protests. In Switzerland, a number of mobilizations have already taken place, notably in Lausanne, Geneva, Bern and Zurich.
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