Monday, October 17, 2005

Photos of last night's student protest in Tehran

Iranian Student News Agency:

Update: Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
The regime-run student news agency, ISNA, reports that thousands of students from Beheshti University in Tehran gathered on Sunday, Oct. 16th for a protest. This article reports: "Last night, a significant group of the University students who reside in the Beheshti University dorms, gathered and set fire to a section of the men's dorms; they were protesting the lack of academic standards as well as their living conditions such as the disconnection of running hot water in the women's dorms and lack of simple accommodations. Several students blocked the fire department from entering the area whose fire they wanted to contain."

The protesting students chanted slogans against the head of the University, demanding his resignation. The protest ended at approximately midnight. The students then returned to their dorms and the firemen were then able to put out the fire.

Throughout the protest the disciplinary forces dispersed the throngs of civilians who gathered in order to observe the protest.