Diverse Canadians Gather to Oppose the Chinese Communist Party

Written By Daniel Bordman, Posted on August 6, 2020

On Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 in Montreal, despite a rainy day and a pandemic a good crowd from many different origins came together to protest the human rights abuses in China and Iran outside of the Chinese consulate.

The main focus of the protest was the CCP’s genocide of the Muslim Uyghur people, the detention of the two Michaels in the Chinese prisons, asking for their immediate release, and the rights of all people to live in a free society.


The protestors urged the Canadian government to implement the Magnesky law and put sanctions on the human rights violators in Iranian and Chinese human regimes. They also reminded the Canadian government about the absolute risks and dangers of any kind of deal or contract with Huawei which is controlled by the Chinese Communist Regime.

One of the organizers, Salman Sima, former political prisoners of the Islamic Republic of Iran, brought these issues to light.

Another organizer, Homan Davoodi, told us:

I always stand for human rights prior to anything political, economical or environmental, and at this moment, China’s communist regime is one the biggest human rights violators in the world on so many levels.”

Mohsen Rostamis who teaches French and English for immigrants in Montreal added:

“As a proud Iranian-Canadian who has the love of two great nations in heart and the hope of a free and better world in mind, I believe in the basic human rights declared in the Canadian constitution and charter of rights and freedom and I believe firmly from the bottom of my heart that, we have a human responsibility to stand against the human rights violations all over the world. The Canadian beautiful flag assures our security and freedom of speech, therefore, grateful for this sublime right of living, it’s our duty to defend others right from Iran to China, from Hong Kong to Tibet and so on.”

It was not just Iranian activists speaking up against these brutal regimes. Ysabella Hazan, a law student and founder of Humans for Humanity (H4H) drew upon her Jewish roots to deliver a strong message. Saying that it is the duty of Jews, and all different peoples, to stand up to injustices committed against any sect of people.

The protests also condemned the executions of the protesters in Iran and asked for their immediate freedom holding their pictures in hands. It should be noted that China and Iran lead the world in prisoner executions, many of them for political purposes.  There is also a treaty connecting the two regimes in the Persian Gulf that many Iranian and Chinese dissents oppose for strategic and humanitarian reasons.  


The protests started and finished the event with the national anthem of Canada and the organizers made it clear that this was a non-political protest against human rights violations all over the world precisely in Iran and China.

With growing discontent towards the behavior of the authoritarian Communist Party in China, the pressure is mounting on the Trudeau government to take a stand for human rights in the region. Will he listen?

Daniel Bordman

Daniel is the host of political satire show Uninterrupted, runs multiple podcasts and has written for a variety of publications. Daniel is also the communications coordinator of the Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation. You can find him on Twitter here. Uninterrupted on YouTube

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