Demonstrations at Tehran Univeristy
28 Sep 2009 19:50
TEHRAN BUREAU | Sept. 28, 2009
Today was the first day of the new academic year for Iranian universities. There were demonstrations at Tehran University, where students chanted slogans against the government.
Slogans chanted included:
We are Neda [Agha Soltan], we are Sohrab [Erabi], we are all one voice!
True Mojtahed [Islamic scholar and source of emulation], [Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali] Montazeri and [Grand Ayatollag Yousef] Sanei!
Imprisoned students must be freed!
The coup government must resign!
Oh Hossein [the 3rd Shiite Imam and a most revered figure in Iran], Mir
If Karroubi is arrested, Iran will explode!
Tehran Students Protest on Campus
BBC | Sept. 28, 2009
Eyewitnesses said students were not allowed into an official ceremony attended by a government minister to mark the start of term.
Reports say a large number of police officers were in the area.
A counter demonstration was staged by supporters of the president, who was re-elected in a disputed election in June.
There were no reports of clashes between the two factions.