"We're demonstrating our solidarity with the courageous Iranian men and women who've shown their brave act now by boycotting this sham election in Iran," said Hamid Gharajeh, together with all the Iran Democratic Association of Canada.
Opinion polls indicate turnout may be as low as 44 percent -- well under the 73.3 percent of eligible voters who cast ballots in 2017.
"Individuals have spoken not showing up in the polling station," explained Gharajeh in the Toronto demonstration.
Simin Voorchi, among the protesters, said showing up to the rally was,"our responsibility."
"This isn't an election, but this is a choice," she explained.
The election had been dominated by Raisi following the disqualification of the strongest competition.
Raisi, who is beneath U.S. sanctions, was the front-runner at a field of just four candidates
The disqualifications fuelled apathy which abandoned some polling places mainly empty on Friday afternoon, despite pleas to encourage the Islamic Republic in the ballot box.
Voter apathy has been fed with the devastated condition of this market and dimmed campaigning amid months of surging novel coronavirus instances.
"They've essentially gone introduced a couple of handpicked candidates which are nearer to the home of leadership."
If chosen, Raisi are the primary serving Iranian president chased with the U.S. government before entering workplace over his alleged participation in the mass execution of political prisoners in 1988, in addition to his time as the head of Iran's internationally criticized judiciary.
Karimi said the following"turning second" from the Iranian mind was the brutal crackdown on protesters in 2019 that killed as much as 1,500 individuals, according to Reuters.
Talking to CBC News in the rally, Gharajeh stated that they"need this whole device of the regime to be demolished and overthrown."
"Individuals in Iran do not feel as though they have an option ," said Karimi of this election. "This election which the president has pushed them. So they are pushing in a really calm and civilized way."
"They refuse to legitimize the regime further."