1000’s of individuals protesting in freedom rally for Iran in Richmond Hill

It is estimated that hundreds of protestors are marching in a freedom rally in Richmond Hill, Ont. Saturday afternoon in response to the demise of an Iranian lady who was arrested for carrying her hijab improperly.

Iranian-Canadians for Justice and Human Rights, a corporation of rights activists and group leaders, is main the march. The demonstration began at 2 p.m., with the rally being held exterior the Richmond Hill Central Library at 3 p.m.

The ‘Freedom Rally for Iran’ follows the protests which have erupted worldwide during the last week in response to the demise of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, a lady who was detained by the morality police for allegedly carrying her obligatory hijab too loosely.

“As Iran’s regime shuts off the Web within the nation and kills protesters indiscriminately, the individuals of Iran have repeatedly requested that the worldwide group be their voice and amplify their calls for,” a information launch reads. “This occasion is meant to loudly echo their voice.”

York Regional Police have instructed the general public to anticipate extra crowds and visitors delays this afternoon as a result of demonstration on Yonge Avenue between sixteenth Avenue and Main Mackenzie Drive, by the Richmond Hill Public Library.

Officers say there shall be an elevated police presence to make sure public security, and suggested residents to keep away from the world from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Yonge Avenue’s southbound lanes are additionally briefly being rerouted on Baif Boulevard in Richmond Hill because the protest carries on.

All lanes on Yonge Avenue between Main Mackenzie Drive East and Weldrick Highway, in addition to 16 Avenue and Carville Highway, are additionally closed for the rally. 

“Keep away from the world or plan an alternate route,” police tweeted.

It’s unknown how lengthy the rally shall be held for.

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