Scores of Iranian-Canadians and supporters rallied outside the U.S. consulate in Vancouver on Thursday in solidarity with demonstrators who have taken to the streets of the Middle-Eastern theocracy.
Protests and clashes with police in Iran have grown in number and intensity in recent days, as public anger mounts over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini who died while in custody of the country’s morality police for wearing her hijab too loosely.
Demonstrations of support have also spread around the world, including Canada, where some women have taken to cutting their hair in solidarity.
On Thursday, the U.S. government announced sanctions against the morality police, but outside the consulate in Vancouver, demonstrators called for more action. Some held banners bore Amini’s photo and called for justice, amid chants of, “USA don’t support terrorists.”