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Demonstrations at Tehran Univeristy

28 Sep 2009 19:5016 Comments

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
Hossein [Mousavi]!

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.

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More agents of american and the uk distrupting the legimate government of Iran.

Radical Guy / September 28, 2009 11:22 PM

It was so encouraging to see the students continue to make their upset known, and the strength of their desire to have acknowledgment that the election was fraudulent, that Mahmoud "Landslide" Ahmadinejad stole the election and that the will of the people has been ignored by the people in power.
May their energy, effort, time and difficulties bear fruit in a new election and new leadership, even if it does not occur immediately.

Roger / September 29, 2009 2:46 AM

Or maybe they're legitimately angry about an overbearing dictatorship, run by a cultural conservative whose rhetoric is more offensive than George W. Bush's ever was.

Or maybe you're just a shill being paid by their government.

Not Radical Guy / September 29, 2009 3:44 AM

I have no problem with Ahmadinejad. We finally have a leader that will stand up to america. Ahmadinejad is Gods will. american is the evil one, not Iran.

Radical Guy / September 29, 2009 5:23 AM

no one said iran is evil. the people in charge are evil. so you claim that thousands of students in the universities are western agents? how is that in any way even logical? have you ever heard of thinking before opening your mouth?

DC Iranian / September 29, 2009 6:39 AM

Radical Guy: Or maybe he is Shaitan’s will, after all the greatest trick of Satan is to persuade people he is the legitimate saviour of mankind and of course will halo around his head.

molla / September 29, 2009 2:15 PM

I am in awe of the courage of these students

Sophie / September 29, 2009 5:10 PM

I commend the bravery of these students. Keep your spirits high and you will not fail. Watch out Khamenei and Ahmadinejad - next time around, this kind of demonstration against you and your regime may no longer be a peaceful one.

shetty / September 29, 2009 7:04 PM


Perhaps you should be in awe of the 188,000 Iranian soldiers killed in the Imposed War protecting Iran from Iraq.

Just a thought.

Peace be with you Sophie.

Radical Guy / September 30, 2009 1:00 AM

DC Iranian,

Have you not heard of the “axis of evil” which included Iran that the last american president called Iran part of? Is that not calling Iran evil?

Educate yourself DC Iranian and you will see who the real evil one is, america and the uk.

Peace be with you DC Iranian.

Radical Guy / September 30, 2009 1:11 AM

If Mahmoot "The Landslide" Ahmajibijab is God's will then I say God is in serious trouble and needs to have his/her head examined.
The same God who is supposed to save the humanity from those fanatic Islamists armed with AK-47s and bad teeth.

Aryajet / October 1, 2009 2:33 PM

You make jokes about a very serious issue? Bad teeth? We have a leader who was properly elected.
american and the uk don't like him so they make trouble -- now you know why Iran needs the bomb.

Radical Guy / October 3, 2009 6:22 AM

When innocent people, young and old, are imprisoned, beaten. tortured and killed simply because they disagree with the so called elected gov't..there is something seriously wrong! I don't care what God you believe in..God would never justify what the Iranian Gov't has and is doing to their own people. And Radical Guy..I've read your posts before..how did you learn to hate so much? Living in Canada, you enjoy the freedoms that your own people in Iran are dying for. Open up your heart and take a good look at yourself!

Teney / October 5, 2009 10:41 PM

May God protect these students from the Qods Army which is responsible for the post-election murders. I'm 40+ and grew up in the UK. Returned home 8 years ago because I wanted my children to be brought with an Iranian Islamic culture. I used to defend this system and its system of checks and balances. I truly believed it was working. I was even critical of my students, friends and even family for disbelieving the "news" disseminated by Iran's broadcasting corporation. Now, though, after winessing the fraud, dishonesty, brutality, and murder of these people, I can not in all honesty claim that this is a system. It is in fact nothing more than a "regime". A dictatorship with its cover blown. Mr. Ahmadinejad, is at best an educated thief, with the blood many innocent Iranians on his hands. The "Islamic Republic" is neither Islamic nor Republic. There is much more to be said, but perhaps this is not the place.

Middle aged Iranian in Tehran / October 7, 2009 11:29 AM

Dear Middleaged Iranian,
Your comments are so heart rendering. I am so sorry for you and your family that your belief in the Iranian Gov't and your dream of wanting your children to be able to growup in a true Iranian Islamic culture is not coming to pass. I pray for you, your family and the people of Iran that someday your needs for this will be fulfilled. I believe that just one God is for all. We may choose to follow the path to God in a different way but he remains in all of us and we all have so much to learn from one another about each of our religions. Respect, love and understanding of each of our differences only enriches all of us. May God be with you and your family and the innocent people of Iran.

Teney / October 8, 2009 9:04 PM

Dear Teney

Thank you for your kind and warm words.

Middle aged Iranian in Tehran / October 10, 2009 9:00 AM