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Anti-Gov’t ‘Riots’ On Student Day In Iran

From Iran’s Press TV:

Rallies held on Student Day in Iran

Mon, 07 Dec 2009

Students in Iran gathered to commemorate the national Student Day as reports suggest a number of anti-government protesters have attempted to hijack the occasion.

December 7 marks the day three Tehran University students were killed by the regime of Iran’s last monarch in 1953, as they were protesting the visit of then US vice president Richard Nixon to Iran.

Nixon’s visit came a few months after a US backed coup overthrew the country’s democratically elected prime minister, Mohammad Mosaddeq.

The occasion, meanwhile, provided opposition protesters with an opportunity to stage anti-government demonstrations. However, their efforts were foiled thanks to the presence of anti-riot forces in several parts of the capital.

According to reports, sporadic clashes have taken place between the protesters and security forces near the main campus of Tehran University. The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported that police arrested a number of the rioters who set on fire trash bins.

The news agency added that a group of rioters wearing green clothes destroyed the Amir Kabir University’s entrance gate on Vali Asr street and attacked the students inside the campus.

The rioters, IRNA said, also tore down the security station inside the university. They also threw rocks at a bank on campus.

The report added that students in return chanted slogans, calling the rioters "traitors."

Imagine what these brave protesters could accomplish with just the slightest encouragement from the West.

But we are too busy trying to destroy our economy and give away what is left of our freedoms.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, December 7th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Anti-Gov’t ‘Riots’ On Student Day In Iran”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Why would you expect Ali Bama to curry favor against Ahmanutsack?
    Those students are on their own if they think that the closet muslim will stand beside them.
    He is afraid things here may go the way of those poor freedom loving students in Iran.

    “God help them!”

  2. beautyofreason says:

    Student day – made to commemorate the deaths of 3 students under the Shah.

    Today’s Iran: the murder of over 100 students who protested a fake election, “bullet fees” to return the dead, beatings in the street…

    “presence of anti-riot forces…”

    Read: Thugs with clubs and / or guns.

  3. joeblough says:

    Red Hussein is not a friend of freedom … anywhere.

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