D.C. Protests Against ‘Legalize Rape’ Event

By David Michael Newstead.

60 activists in Washington D.C. gathered in protest of pro-rape advocate Daryush Valizade who had planned to host an event in Dupont Circle on Saturday. Valizade ultimately cancelled a number of meetups around the world, calling for the legalization of rape on private property. And while his efforts have sparked international outrage, the Dupont Circle event is particularly notable since Valizade resides in the D.C. area.