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Belleville Street in downtown Victoria will host numerous peaceful demonstrators along the sidewalk this weekend

In solidarity with the Iranian women’s rights movement, a human chain demonstration is planned to stretch down Belleville Street from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on October 1st.

One of the organizers, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Victoria Buzz the demonstration is meant to be peaceful and they don’t want to disrupt traffic and people’s weekend routines. They only wish to inform.

This follows a peaceful demonstration that took place at the BC Legislature last Friday after the death of Mahsa Amini, an Iranian woman who was in custody of Iranian police when she was killed.

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There’s a demonstration happening today at BC Legislature in solidarity with Iranian women’s rights

The human chain demonstration is being planned by Victoria’s Iranian community and UVic students.

Members and friends of Victoria’s Iranian community, women and allies of women’s rights are welcome to stand together in solidarity against the atrocities the people of Iran are currently enduring and protesting against. 

At the event, organizers will be distributing information about the issue of women’s oppression in Iran and what Canadians can do to help and raise awareness.

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