A group of Afghan women living in Iceland organized a peace gathering in Hljómskálagarðurinn park in Reykjavík on Tuesday to honor the memory of Farkhunda, a young woman who was brutally murdered by a mob in Kabul last week after being wrongly accused of burning the Koran.
People arrived with roses and condemned Farkhunda’s murder, joining demonstrators around the world, and at the same time protesting violence against girls and women, Fréttablaðið reports.
“People are protesting all around the world, for example, I know of demonstrations in France, Denmark and Sweden,” stated Fatima Hossaini, one of the event’s organizers. Thousands marched in Kabul on Tuesday demanding justice for Farkhunda, theguardian.com reports.
According to The Guardian, 18 people have been arrested over her death and 13 police officers have been suspended for failing to protect her. Authorities have promised to thoroughly investigate the case.