Iranians’ demonstration will hold on Saturday, July 1, in Vauban Square in Paris
On Friday, June 30, the Paris court overturned an order banning the July 1 demonstration by the Paris Prefectural Office. It declared the rally in Vauban Square in Paris free on Saturday afternoon. The Court sentenced the Prefecture of Paris to pay the organizing committee of the demonstration a fine of 1500 euros.
By this order, the Court did not allow democracy and freedom of expression to be sacrificed in a deal with the religious fascism ruling Iran. This is a heavy blow to the clerical regime and the policy of appeasement.
Security being a ridiculous excuse, the reality was surrendering to blackmail by a regime that is the record-holder in executions and the godfather of international terrorism.
The experience of the past four decades has shown that appeasement toward this regime encourages repression, execution, and terror. Annoyed by popular support for the PMOI and their crucial role in the uprising and the growing international support for the Resistance, the mullahs ruling Iran tried to involve foreign powers in suppressing the Resistance. They received a worthy response from the Paris court.
The government’s arguments for banning the demonstration assumed the Iranian regime might attack it. It is shameful that the right to freedom of speech and assembly be ignored instead of protecting the rally and confronting this threat.
The unjustified and illegal prohibition of the demonstration wasted a lot of sensitive time for the organizers and created many problems in the planning for receiving the large crowd who wanted to participate in the rally. This left a lot of material and moral damage. But despite all the disruptions, the big demonstration of Iranians will be held on Saturday afternoon.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
June 30, 2023