Footage from the protest in Lucerne, Switzerland (in Farsi)
By SABOOR NADEM and JOSH FRIEDMAN
Ethnic minority migrants from Iran protested the Iranian regime Friday outside the train station in Lucerne, Switzerland.
The protesters hailed primarily from the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, which is located near Pakistan. The demonstrators accused the Iranian government of discriminating against residents of Sistan and Baluchestan and called for regime change in Tehran.
Iranian Baluch, Iranian Qashqai and Iranian Kurds participated in the protest. It is unclear whether the migrants have been granted asylum in Europe or if they are seeking asylum.
Non-farsi speakers can view footage of asylum seekers from Iran, including Iranian Kurds, protesting at the Greek-Macedonian border. Last November, following border closures on the Balkan migrant route, some asylum seekers from Iran opted to conduct hunger strike and to sew their lips shut. View the footage below: