In an emotionally-charged rally attended by a slew of Conservative and Liberal Canadian politicians, hundreds of Iranian Canadians on Sunday called for “regime change” in Iran. They also raised slogans, condemning Iran’s “brutal theocracy” and skewed policies in the region.
Speakers and protesters at the rally expressed their support to their “courageous” brethren in Iran. (Supplied)
The crowd filled a 389-seat conference room at the North York Civil Centre in northern Toronto. (Supplied)
Many protesters proudly carried the old Iranian flags, reflecting nostalgia for a more secular era. (Supplied)
At the rally calls were made to press on the Canadian Senate to pass Bill 219, which enforces the Canadian government to freeze Iranian officials’ assets and imposes ravel ban on them. (Supplied)
One of the organizers said multiple protests were taking place in various locations in Toronto. (Supplied)
Placards seen at the rally in North York Civic Centre on Jan. 7, 2018. (Picture by Dina Al-Shibeeb)