With boos and shouts of "shame", more than 700 protesters marched outside the Islamic Society of York Region in Richmond Hill Sunday calling upon the Canadian government to denounce the society's celebration of Ayatollah Khomeini and to investigate how the controversial event was funded.

"Today's heinous gathering is a celebration of execution, it's a celebration of rape, it's a celebration of unjust imprisonment, it's a celebration of torture," lawyer Kaveh Shahrooz told the angry demonstrators gathered in front of the centre on Stouffville Sideroad.

Shahrooz is one of the leading activists who convinced Canada's Parliament to recognize the 1988 Ayatollah-led massacre of 5,000 political prisoners in Iran as constituting crimes against humanity.

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