Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Sporadic clashes at Amir Kabir University

SMCCDI (Information Service):
Sporadic clashes happened, today, between dissident students and members of the repressive and back warded Bassij Students at the Amir Kabir University.

The students were speaking about the current situation and were critisizing the regime, when a group of Bassijis attack them.

Slogans, such as, "Azadi, Azadi" (Freedom, Freedom), "Iran Secular, Secular Iran" or "Toop, Tank, Bassiji, Digar Assar, Nadarad" (Guns, Tanks, Bassijis, Have no more effect) were shouted by students. READ MORE

Many students chanted the banned "Oh Iran!" anthem while marching in the premises.

The initial meeting was organized by the officially tolerated Islamic Students Organization but was very soon taken over by a majority of secularist students.

Security forces blocked all exists in order to avoid students getting into the streets.