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Vancouver Demonstration: Government and Nasim Sedaghat

vancouver demonstration: On December 28, protests began in the city of Mashhad, Iran's second-largest city, before spreading across the country, according to Vancouver Observer. Sparked by economic stagnation and rising food and gas prices, demonstrators soon began demanding the downfall of the government. The demonstrators chanted against the government in Iran, and called on the Canadian government to support the uprising at home. We want to grab international attention, because if the Iranian government has its way, and if people do not win this fight, the government will arrest and kill thousands, Nasim Sedaghat, one of the organizers of the Vancouver demonstration, said. Global Affairs Canada issued a statement on December 30 saying Canada is encouraged by the Iranian people who are exercising their basic right to protest peacefully. So many cities are rising up that the government does not know where to disperse the army and where not to, but it is waiting for an excuse for a massive crackdown . Sedaghat said that the Canadian government has a role to play in backing up the people on the streets. ( As reported in the news.