The three-day protest started Saturday to coincide with the anniversary of the 1988 massacre in which 30,000 political prisoners were slaughtered in the country has brought together groups of Anglo-Iranians and British supporters, angered by the mass executions of Iranian nationals last week.
The National Council of Resistance in Iran (NCRI) points out that more than 2,500 people have been hanged since Hassan Rouhani assumed the office of president in 2013. Protesters urge the UK government to condemn “executions and torture” in the country.
Omid Ebrahim, an 18 year old protester, told the Standard that, “We are striking in solidarity with prisoners in Iran. No matter how hard this is for us, it is nothing compared to the conditions they are facing.”
In an article posted on their website, the NCRI said, “Hunger strikers and protesters are urging the UK government to categorically condemn the incessant cruel hangings that are taking place unabatedly in Iran and act with its Western allies to press for an immediate halt to the executions and torture in Iran.”