Protests are being held throughout Canada because the households of the victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 lent their voices to the worldwide calls for revolution in Iran.
Scores of individuals lined stretches of Toronto’s important artery at this time chanting the identify of Mahsa Amini, whose demise after being detained by Iran’s morality police in September has sparked worldwide protests.
At a midtown intersection on Yonge Street, a number of demonstrators held up photos of family members who have been among the many 176 individuals killed on Jan. 8, 2020 when Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a Ukrainian airliner.
Arash Morattab, who misplaced his brother and sister-in-law within the crash, says all of the victims of the Iranian regime are linked, and Canada should present its support by severing ties with the nation.
Sara Ahmadi, whose common-law accomplice was killed, says the struggle for justice is especially resonant for all of the Iranian girls who proceed to be denied freedom.
The Association of Families of Flight PS752 Victims is organizing related “human chain” protests all over the world, together with main Canadian cities similar to Vancouver, Edmonton, Halifax and Ottawa.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Oct. 29, 2022.