Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tehran & Polytechnic University Students Protest

Found this on Revolutionary Road (Iran). On their site, you can see some photos and video clips of the student protests in Tehran; one video shows the Bassij (paramilitary) attacking the students. The protests took place on Monday, 5th of Esfand (23rd of February).

(February 24, 2009)
Hundreds of Polytechnic University (Amirkabir) students protested for the second day in row to burying remains of five members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) left from 1980-88 war with Iraq on the campus.

Students chanted anti-government slogans when they were attacked by the plain-clothes agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and members of paramilitary Bassij students dispatched from other Tehran's school to help quell the protests.

"Death to dictator," "We don't want a fascist regime" shouted the students when they were beaten by security forces. Twenty-five students were arrested and transferred in police vans to unknown locations despite attempts by their fellow classmates to get them released.

Seven wounded students were taken to nearby hospitals for immediate medical attention. Twenty years after the end of the eight-year-long Iran-Iraq war the remains of IRGC soldiers are being buried in Iranian universities.

Also many of tehran university students (leftists) protested against arresed friends in this day.

Related article:
Iranian students held over protest (Independent/London; February 26, 2009)

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