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Anne Hidalgo also cut a strand of hair from the forecourt of the Hôtel de Ville in Paris as a sign of support for Iranian women.
INTERNATIONAL – The death of Mahsa Amini and the struggle of women in Iran continue to provoke reactions around the world. This time, this Thursday, October 6th, a new symbolic gesture was made in Paris on the forecourt of the Hôtel de Ville.
On the occasion of the inauguration of a portrait of the young Kurdish woman who, after being arrested by the Iranian moral police on the 13th, is fighting for more freedom in her country.
” All democracies in the world must be spokespeople for Iranian women’s struggle. They will be stronger with us behind them,” launched the former candidate for the 2022 presidential election from the forecourt of the Hôtel de Ville in Paris.
Paris will always carry the voice of Iranian women because they have the right to life and liberty. I suggest… https://t.co/2lBRKGsd3B
— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo)
A strong gesture that has already been carried out by many French stars and media personalities in recent weeks, as the repression by the Iranian security forces continues to claim many lives. Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Adjani, Angèle, Pomme, Alexandra Lamy, Isabelle Huppert, Laure Calamy, Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg, Julie Gayet, Mélanie Laurent or Juliette Binoche made this gesture before the mayor of Paris “for freedom”, as you can see in the video below.
Posthumous tribute to Mahsa Amini
Anne Hidalgo did not stop at this symbolic gesture, since during this inauguration she also announced that the City of Paris would propose to Mahsa Amini the idea of conferring honorary citizenship of the City of Paris on Mahsa Amini, posthumously. A proposal that will be made at the next Paris Council, scheduled for Tuesday October 11th. A strong gesture, to which the French capital is accustomed, to honor the defense of freedoms around the world.
Since the arrest and death of the young Kurd for wearing her headscarf incorrectly, according to the vice squad, the protest movement against Iranian power has continued to grow. This Wednesday, the NGO Amnesty International estimated that at least 82 people have died in demonstrations in Zahedan, southeast Iran, since Friday.
Last weekend, Iranian schoolgirls at Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology dared to remove their headscarves to defy the Islamic Republic’s deadly repression. Another sign of protest, which has since been taken up by many schoolgirls in the country.
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