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From the esplanade of the Hôtel de Ville in Paris, Anne Hidalgo also cut a lock of hair as a sign of support for Iranian women.
INTERNATIONAL – The death of Mahsa Amini and the struggle of women in Iran continues to provoke reactions throughout the world. This time, it is in Paris that a new symbolic gesture was observed this Thursday, October 6, on the esplanade of the Hôtel de Ville.
On the occasion of the unveiling of a portrait of the young Kurdish woman murdered after her arrest by the Iranian morality police on September 13, the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, also cut a lock of her hair, a symbol of solidarity with Iranian women, who fight in their country for more freedom.
” All democracies in the world must be spokespersons for the struggle of Iranian women. With us behind them, they will be stronger”, launched the former candidate for the 2022 presidential elections from the esplanade 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 propose… https://t.co/2lBRKGsd3B
– Ana Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo)
A strong gesture already executed by many French stars and media personalities in recent weeks as the crackdown by Iran’s security forces continues to claim many victims. In front of the mayor of Paris, Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Adjani, Angèle, Pomme, Alexandra Lamy, Isabelle Huppert, Laure Calamy, Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg, Julie Gayet, Mélanie Laurent or Juliette Binoche had made this gesture. ” for Liberty “, as you can see in the video below.
Posthumous tribute to Mahsa Amini
Anne Hidalgo did not stop at this symbolic gesture, as she also announced during this inauguration that the Paris City Council was going to present the idea of granting honorary citizenship of the city of Paris to Mahsa Amini, and this posthumously. A proposal that will be made at the next Paris Council, scheduled for Tuesday, October 11. A forceful gesture to which the French capital usually resorts to honor the defense of freedoms throughout the world.
Since the arrest and death of the young Kurdish woman, for having worn the veil incorrectly -according to the morality police-, the protest movement against Iranian power has not stopped growing. This Wednesday, the NGO Amnesty International estimated that at least 82 people have died since Friday during the demonstrations in Zahedan, in southeastern Iran.
Last weekend, Iranian female students at Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology dared to take off their veils, defying the Islamic Republic’s deadly crackdown. Another sign of protest since it is taken up by many schoolgirls in the country.
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