Thousands of people gathered in downtown Los Angeles Saturday to join in a global protest in support of the Iranian people.
The Freedom Rally for Iran in Los Angeles consists of a group of celebrities, public figures, university students, human rights advocates and more.
The rally, happening at the Los Angeles City Hall in solidarity with the people of Iran started at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
The protests in Iran, which are being led by thousands of brave women, began in response to the murder of Mahsa “Zhina” Amini, a Kurdish Iranian woman who was detained by the “morality police” for failing to adhere to strict hijab laws in Iran.
According to organizers, the protests that ensued have demanded an end to the deeply misogynistic political and legal system that Iran’s dictatorship has imposed on its people for more than four decades. The protesters have now expanded their demands to include a change in regime, replacing the theocracy with pluralistic