Activists pay homage to Iranian martyrs

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday January 11, 2023
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In solidarity with the Iran revolution that started with the murder of Mahsa Zhina Amini in September 2022, and to commemorate Iranians murdered by the Islamic regime of Iran, on January 7, the global day of "flowers for martyrs" and the third anniversary of the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 by the regime, Iranians and non-Iranians gathered at the plaque of gay martyr Fereydoun Farrokhzad (1938-1992) that is part of the Rainbow Honor Walk in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro neighborhood. Farrokhzad, a beloved showman, musician, and activist, was honored, as were other Iranian martyrs. Flowers were placed on his plaque and Farrokhzad's music was played as well as live music. Gay state Senator Scott Wiener and others stopped by to pay homage. The event was organized by local Iranian American activists.

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